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Balmain’s Bejeweled Fall – Marking his second season as creative director of Balmain, French designer Olivier Rousteing look towards Fabergé eggs gave to Elizabeth Taylor as inspiration for the label’s fall 2012 collection. Balmain’s signature military inspired jackets took an elegant turn in the form of pearl and gem adorned skin-tight dresses, outerwear and velvet pants. Strong shoulders brought an androgynous edge to the ultra-sexy silhouettes in neutral hues of black, nude and mint green. Despite the classic reference, Rousteing still kept Balmain’s modern edge for the upcoming autumn with razor sharp precision.


  1. Ola Chmielowska

    March 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm


  2. Dbb

    March 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    My jaw is on the floor…

  3. Zuzanna

    March 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    lovely jackets (as always) but it’s worse than ss12

    • Dave G

      March 1, 2012 at 4:28 pm

       def. agree.   fierceness & desirablity from SS12 went down.   this collection is too boxy in structure.   last collection was flawless tho.

  4. Ancica

    March 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I love that short dress! Love this collection!

  5. care bear

    March 4, 2012 at 6:08 am

    I love the collection.  The rise on the pants are always so flattering
    But I must say, some of the model choices were… off.  Arizona Muse looks less than her best (maybe it’s the makeup?) while Anja and Karlie and Zuzanna look great.

  6. stiglitz

    March 14, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    i want christophe back :(

  7. Yna Amores

    May 22, 2012 at 5:10 am

    TO DIE FOR. *Jaw drops*

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