Balmain S/s 09
I am not inferring that Christophe Decarnin is a copycat, when he is a true artist. I am as entranced by his creations as the Vogue Paris editorial team. But perhaps the heightened effect of his designs is their timing.
French style is also about the mix: biker boots with sequins, a smoking jacket with court shoes sans pants. The artful representation of it requires extremes to balance out each ensemble. Balmain dresses are the ideal dress under your father's jacket, with gladiator sandals or boots, with leather cord wrist cuffs, and no make-up. It references glam rock but encourages you to stray. Like Christopher Kane's creations, they are a perfect base for a cool girl's wardrobe.