balmainfall Balmain Fall 2011 | Paris Fashion Week

Balmain creative director Christophe Decarnin was missing in action for the label’s fall 2011 presentation today, but the show went on with Decarnin’s rock and roll aesthetic fully on display. Models strutted down the runway in sparkly sequined tops and pants, white leather and plunging necklines baring a lot of skin. With all the glitter and shine, it seemed that Balmain was looking towards the glam rock phase of music history for its inspiration complete with Ziggy Stardust-esque jumpsuits.

balmainspring Balmain Spring 2011 | Paris Fashion Week

Setting the tone for the new season, Balmain’s spring 2011 show opened with Daria Werbowy donning a three piece ensemble of black, zippers and safety pins. As the show progressed, the collections punk theme became more apparent with distressed patterns, ripped stockings and a smattering of sequins. For spring, designer Christophe Decarnin presented a unique blend of anarchy and party glamour.