Balmain-ia Has Landed!

The house that Pierre built is experiencing a kind of resurgence of sorts thanks to creative director Christophe Decarnin.  Celebrities like Rihanna, Jennifer Connelly and the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson, have all been seen wearing something from the label’s Spring/Summer 2009 look book.  Balmain’s military blazer, seriously distressed denim, bedazzled strappy heels or sequinned dresses are everywhere. 

Jennifer Connelly in Balmain Michael Jackson in Balmain shirtRihanna in Balmain military blazer

And since immitation is the sincerest form of flattery here are some options for those without those exclusive Visa Black Cards.

A Balmain-esque white Tempest tweed jacket by French Connection for $198US.


French Connection Tempest twill jacket


Many designers have re-envisioned the Balmain studded heels.  Here is a version from Steve Madden called Brigght (which you can pre-order now) for $129.95.

Steve Madden Brigght

And here is a pair of distressed jeans courtesy of Silence & Noise for $68US.

Silence & Noise Ripped Twig Jean


Happy shopping!



About Septembre

Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, cultural critic and public intellectual. Her work has appeared in Flare, FASHION Magazine,, Complex Canada, Vice Canada and Huffington Post Canada.
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