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Balmain Dresses Stars Of ‘My Profession Is Not Black’ @ Cannes Film Festival

Authors of the book “Noire N’est Pas Mon Métier” (My Profession Is Not Black) attended the documentary ‘s premiere during Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday (May 16).

This doc shows what 16 actresses, including its director Aïssa Maïga, have faced as women of colour working in France’s film industry, from sexism to racism.

This is the second moment of solidarity we have seen at this festival following the protested the festival’s lack of female representation just days before
Olivier Rousteing, the first black head designer of Balmain, was honoured to dress all the women in custom pieces from his Fall 2018 collection.

In an interview with Vogue before the premiere, Olivier said, “I was adopted by a white family. People used to ask my parents how they could adopt a black kid and they would call me a bastard to my face, so I’ve seen racism; I’ve experienced it,” going on to explain that he not only experienced racism as a child but later in his career in fashion, too. He went on to say, “Fashion is all about being modern, but sometimes, it’s not so avant-garde. I think if I were white, some of my design choices might have been taken in a different way. It’s easy for the industry to judge, and some of my choices, let’s say, would have been judged in a different way.”

The designs worn by each actress were all different as he wanted to portray that “being sexy and being glamorous is not for one kind of body type or personality. All of these women are different and some wanted to be very sexy and others wanted to be more covered up. It was about what they wanted and all I asked of them was, ‘What is the gown of your dreams?’”

What a beautiful story, man and group of women.

We salute them all.

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Juliette Binoche In Balmain – 2018 Met Gala

Juliette Binoche was a vision at the 2018 Met Gala on Monday evening (May 7) in New York City.

The French actress wore custom Balmain which showcased the house’s rich textiles and opulent embellishment while being right on theme.

The beauty of the outfit is that there is no bad angle. It merges a sensual form-fitting shape with the delicate draping on the headpiece and shoulders for a cohesive look. It feels effortless yet also very grand.

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Jennifer Lopez In Balmain – 2018 Met Gala

Jennifer Lopez struck a power pose at the 2018 Met Gala on Monday (May 7) in New York City.

Joining the Balmain army in this cross-embellished gown, she rocked the night’s religious theme—with an unorthodox, super-heroine edge.

Yet, she stayed true to everything we’d expect in a J. Lo look—sexy, strong, and slit to there.

A Jimmy Choo clutch and heels along with Tiffany & Co. jewels complemented the look perfectly without competing for attention.

I love how she kept her hair short and sleek for a modern finish.

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Poppy Delevingne In Khaite & Balmain – Build Series & The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Poppy Delevingne has been making the rounds on Thursday (May 3) in New York City to promote ‘Genius: Picasso.’ First she attended the Build Series.  She then made her way to ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ where she toasted her birthday with a drink.

AOL Build: Some might be getting an autumnal vibe from this Khaite full look with Jimmy Choo shoes. Given that so many are into full spring mode, it was a surprise, but it has such a relaxed chicness that I’m glad she wore it. The soft layers were a departure for her and it’s nice to see her experimenting.

Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon: Looking ready to party, the model-actress was clad in a leg-barring Balmain dress with Wolford tights and Louboutin shoes. With the deep blue pattern and sexy silhouette, the bow detail doesn’t come off as twee. It helps showcase the fabric and adds a nice softness against the sharp shoulders. Robinson Pelham jewelry rounded out the style.

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Anna Kendrick In Balmain, Philosophy di Lorenzo & Giovanni Bedin – ‘A Simple Favor’ CinemaCon Presentation & Big Screen Achievement Awards

Anna Kendrick has been busy at CinemaCon 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. First, she joined Blake Lively at the presentation of ‘A Simple Favor’ on Thursday (April 26) then she was back on the red carpet at The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards.

‘A Simple Favor’ CinemaCon Presentation: Not the typical heavily embellished ensemble from the designer, she wore a Balmain Spring 2018 bodysuit with a Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini skirt. Despite being different materials, the pieces merge in a way you could easily think it’s one garment. Jewels by Gismondi 1754 and Dionea Orcini added sparkle. Sunny yellow heels added a merry, although slightly distracting, finish.

The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards: Donning black again, she showed a sexier side in a revealing Giovanni Bedin mini. I foresee this not going down too well. I’m struggling with the proportions. Had it been a longer length with the sheer panels focused on the top, I might have been able to get behind it.

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Beyonce Knowles Wore Five More Custom Balmain Looks During Her Second Coachella Performance

If you thought Beyonce Knowles had outdone herself during her first Coachella performance, she had more where that came from—introducing five more custom Balmain looks during her second performance on Saturday (April 21) in Indio, California.

You might notice some parallel similarities between her first set of five looks and these, as they each riffed on common themes.

The ‘BK’ initials hoodie returned—except this time it was rendered in hot pink to go with those denim hot pants and custom Christian Louboutin white patent leather boots with unicorn skin. Girly, glam, and 100-percent Beyonce.

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