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Balmain Is Committed To Sparkle-Motion

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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.

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Some of the collection was made up of sharp, 90s-inflected tailoring.

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These were paired with "workboot"-"inspired" "shoes."

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The sequins were laid on with a heavy hand, as one would expect from the ever-flashy designer.

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And there were allusions to antique menswear throughout.

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And in a brand known for party-ready frocks, he didn't skimp on the minis.

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I though this was actually rather subdued by Balmain standards. I liked it! The clothes were cool, the embellishment was fun. I particularly loved the cut away tank tops.