Balmain: For The Mad Max Rock & Roll Warrior Princess In You

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. » 10/01/09 1:40pm 10/01/09 1:40pm

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2009: Derelicte In Wonderland

The fall/winter collection Alexander McQueen presented yesterday in Paris was delightfully ridiculous: perfectly tailored leather sheaths; glittery hooded dresses; ladylike houndstooth severely cut; a feathered dress with cocoon-like eggshell collar. Plus! Soda-can rollers. » 3/11/09 12:00pm 3/11/09 12:00pm

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