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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear: Days 1-3

After three weeks in New York, London, and Milan, we’ve finally made it to Paris. Many of the most important shows of the season just so happen to run in Paris — you might even be able to say that the city is the original home of the industry itself. The coming week is a glorious show-filled doozy, so ready your Style.com account and your computer’s zoom feature. We’re covering the past 3 days with Alexis Mabille, Dries Van Noten, Rochas, Ann Demeulemeester, Balmain, and Alexander Wang’s debut collection at the house of Balenciaga. Let’s see how it turned out… Keep reading »

Milan Fashion Week
Our favorite shows from Milan Fashion Week Fall 2013! Read More »
London Fashion Week
Our favorite shows from LFW, all right here! Read More »
NYFW Fall 2013: Days 5-6
Alexander Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Victoria Beckham, and more! Read More »

Balls To The Wall For Balmain

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Oh, to be Abby Lee Kershaw, the sometimes-model and blonde muse for this Balmain Spring 2012 collection video. Watch her frolic and run with her Our Mountain bandmates — one of whom happens to be her very attractive boyfriend Matthew Hutchinson. Watch her smile and swing around bus stop poles wearing thousands of dollars in high end fashions. And yes, watch as she happily enjoys the sunset over the city, hand in hand with her special man. It’s enough to make you gag ponies and sprinkles. [FashionIndie]

In Which We Learn That Balmain’s Concept Of Affordable Is Very Relative

In the world of super high-end designer Balmain, it’s not unusual to charge upwards of $5,000 for a pair of leather pants or $7,000 for a coat. So, the fact that Balmain has decided to release a lower-priced line sounded like good news to us. Until we found out that the price point for this “affordable” line was going to be not so affordable. Prices start at $172 for a T-shirt and run to $1,291 for eveningwear. And that’s not the only thing disappointing about Balmain’s diffusion collection. Judging from photos of the pieces (like the outfit at left), the Pierre Balmain line (as the lower-priced collection is being called) looks like nothing more than chintzy Topshop designs. Diffusion doesn’t have to equal boring, especially from a designer who’s known for his punky, glamorous frocks. And who buys a $172 T-shirt, anyway? Even if we had that kind of money, that would be crazy. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

A Burst Of Sun From Balmain

We couldn’t resist posting this vision from Balmain’s Resort 2012 collection, a complex embroidered confection with which we absolutely fell in love. It’s sort of reminiscent of the Aztec calender tonalpohualli, no? Keep reading »

Kate Moss Tangles With A Cartoon Snake For Balmain


Well, this is rather lovely. Kate Moss starred in Balmain’s fall/winter ad campaign. Now, the brand has coupled up with Nowness to create an animated video version. In it, Moss fidgets and flops on a sofa while her hair changes color and a series of cartoon creatures accost her. A black snake slithers around her neck and plays with her cigarette smoke. A creepy hand tackles her face. What appears initially to be a fun illustration by the end suggests the girl prostrate before us is possibly haunted by darker forces not readily seen. We like. [The Cut] Keep reading »

Only Plastic Surgery Will Give You Designer Shoulders

We here at The Frisky try to take a “free to be you and me” attitude when it comes to body image, but today we are here to tell you that if you are a fashionista who aspires to have designer shoulders — sharp, tailored, chic (think: McQueen, Balmain, Lanvin) — you are going to have to get shoulder plastic surgery if you really want to be on trend. After all, who wants to have unstylish shoulders? We don’t. Our as-yet unaltered shoulders cringe at the mere thought of how pre-surgically off-trend they are. Thankfully, there’s a name for our disorder: shoulder dysmorphia. The diagnosis comes from DIS magazine, which predicts, “consumer anxieties over natural shoulder inadequacy will skyrocket, forcing women to undergo startling new surgical procedures, season to season, in order to keep up with the newest designer shapes.” We cannot wait to get our shoulders sharpened to shiny, skin-covered points that will make walking down a crowded street a dangerous event — for those who pass too close to us. To find out what type of shoulders you should tell your plastic surgeon to give you, check out the options after the jump. Keep reading »

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