Houndstooth, gold chains, kicky skirts, dolman sleeves, strong shoulders: The spring 2014 collection for Balmain is decidedly '80s. »
The big news about today's Balmain show is that the designer, Christophe Decarnin, was MIA. Apparently he was tired. No wonder, after staring at this bejeweled, shiny, daughter-of-a-rock-star-goes-to-construction-site collection.
- Peaches Geldof, the current face of British lingerie brand Ultimo's teen brand, may lose her contract over that little incident where she allegedly had a heroin-fueled one-night-stand with a dude named Ben who then told the Internet about it. [Sun] »
A ton of gold on the runway probably says something profound about the state of the economy. I couldn't say, because I was blinded by the light. »
- As if trashgate and the news that it knowingly sold genetically-engineered cotton as "organic" weren't bad enough, now H&M is in trouble for the unsafe levels of lead in its handbags. The revelation comes courtesy of California's strict environmental laws: »
Cover your eyes if you're questioning your commitment to Sparkle Nation, because this year's best gowns were a blinding bevy of sparkles, sequins and stars. And yes, they were good. »
After WWII, Pierre Balmain designed classic, luxurious gowns for stars like Ava Gardner and Brigitte Bardot. These days, the design house is run by Christophe Decarnin, and his vision for spring 2010 is a ripped-up, edgy luxe bordering on Derelicte. »