Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Joan Smalls In Balmain - 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA

Of all the models who attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on Sunday (August 24) in Inglewood, California, Joan Smalls was the only one who totally nailed her look.

Part of Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain-army, the model worked an poncho-like mini dress lavishly beaded in Native American motifs from the Resort 2015 collection.

The uber chic look was styled with sexy black Louboutin sandals and Chopard jewels with barely-there makeup and natural curls rounded out her look.

She was easily one of the best on the night. Do you agree?

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Chanel Iman In Balmain - 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA

Chanel Iman attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on Sunday (August 24) in Inglewood, California alongside fellow model-in-black Jourdan Dunn.

Like Jourdan, Chanel also wore Balmain selecting a heavy leather woven dress from the Fall 2014 collection.

I have just one question: what measures must one take to not perspire profusely in such a frock on a sunny day?

Aside from that, Chanel doesn’t strike me as a Balmain girl.

Had Jourdan not already worn a similar yellow sleeveless version of this Balmain frock, I would’ve suggested that they swap looks.

Large hooped onyx earrings and Casadei black leather ‘Cage’ sandals with gold hardware and the signature Blade heel rounded out her look.

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Kim Kardashian In Balmain - 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA

Kim Kardashian was on the red carpet at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday (August 24), where she was supporting her nominee-husband Kanye West.

Also one of the evening’s presenters, the reality star surely suffered no shortage of stares in her attention-grabbing Resort 2015 number from one of her currently favoured design houses, Balmain.

The heavily beaded mini-dress featured an interesting cape-like shape. Yet, even the leggy nature of the look plus all that graphic red and black patterning couldn’t detract from the focal point of that plunge.

She styled the look with Balmain black woven cage shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels, not to mention bombshell waves and a sultry nude lip.

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Jourdan Dunn In Balmain - 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA

Jourdan Dunn strutted onto the red carpet at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA, held at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday (August 24).

The model struck quite the statuesque pose in her Balmain Resort 2015 black top and long flared skirt, seeming as if she had just stepped off the runway herself—natch.

The leggy catwalker really brings the lookbook version of this piece to life, giving it a sleek-chic sensibility that few others could pull off so regally.

Her teeny tube top was cropped, and so was her newly shorn hair, cut into a sharply angled bob, which only complemented the edginess here.

Stephen Webster’s rock-star jewels delivered plenty of spirit, too, with piles of rings outfitting nearly every finger. And I couldn’t be happier to see that the choker collar from said lookbook was missing in action.

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Kim Kardashian In Balmain - 2014 Teen Choice Awards

Kim Kardashian joined sister Kendall Jenner on the red carpet for the 2014 Teen Choice Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (August 10) in Los Angeles, California, where she picked up a surfboard for their reality TV show, ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’.

She was somewhat predictable in Balmain, especially since she’s done the leather and animal-print look before.

On this occasion she must have been sweltering, wearing a long-sleeved knotted Pre-Fall 2014 crop top which she styled with a zebra-print pencil skirt.

I expected better footwear from her.


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Nicola Peltz In Balmain - 'Transformers Age of Extinction' Rio de Janeiro Premiere

Nicola Peltz attended the ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ premiere held at the Cinépolis Lagoon on Wednesday (July 16) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Taking an extended break from her favourite colour, white, the actress turned things up several notches donning a Balmain Fall 2014 two-piece look featuring a black-corded and gold-accented halter crop top and leather pencil skirt, which she styled with black Saint Laurent pumps.

While I’m enjoying this change of direction, sandals and perhaps a slicked-back ‘do would’ve been very welcome

Smoky eyes and sleek tresses completed her look.

Do you prefer Nicola’s edgy or sweet red carpet looks, or are you enjoying both equally?

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