Pierre Balmain

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Pierre Balmain founded his exquisite namesake Parisian fashion house in 1945, dressing the likes of Ava Gardner and Brigitte Bardot. After his death in 1982, a slew of designers took the helm including Oscar de la Renta, and now it’s the turn of elegant French designer Christophe Decarnin. Bringing a distinctly modern vibe to the label, the fashion pack are hankering after his crystal-embellished drummer boy jackets, super-skinny acid wash denim and studded high-waisted mini skirts.” – Text from my favorite fashion site www.net-a-porter.com

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If it’s one label we will continue to see a lot of this summer, it’s definitely Balmain. Since it’s Fall 2008 collection, the 80s inspired rocker-glam designs have been spotted all over Hollywood, mostly on favorites Rihanna and Beyonce.

This collection is far from cheap fashionistas – Beyonce above wore Balmain’s Crystal-embellished canvas jacket priced at…drum roll please…$11,410! Rihanna wore a Military style denim jacket from the same Summer/Spring 2009 collection priced at $5,075.

The other picture on the side of Beyonce – I know, her again? but who else would spend crazy amount of money on just a jacket and vest?! – she is wearing a Balmain vest and I love, love it! I love the white tank top with jeans shorts look. I just don’t think her heels go with the casual outfit. She should’ve worn gladiator flats or gladiator heels it would have blended with the texture and design of the vest.

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It is crazy expensive! But the designs are beautifully created! The other side picture is vintage, its from the 1961 gown collection.

Check out Balmain’s beautiful collections at it’s offical site, www.balmain.com

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