Balmain was – and still is – missing designer Cristophe Decarnin. Though no-one is sure how much involvement he had in the creation of their Fall/Winter 2011 collection, the brand’s decision to work with new stylist Melanie Ward (replacing Emmanuelle Alt) kept garments in line to be some of Fashion Month’s most coveted. Set in the ballroom at Le Grand Hotel, the show’s location represented a rife, ornate take on their institutional grunge elegance. I couldn’t help but feel a Jem and the Holograms – my original style fixation – homage. See the top five looks below!
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