Balmain Spring 2014: A Walk on the Softer Side
With an ornate ballroom as a backdrop, Olivier Rousteing brought out the softer side of Balmain with a Spring 2014 that calls for an '80s supermodel to rock it. Heavy chains, denim off-the-shoulder minis, and lots of black and white patterns recalled Peter Lindbergh photos, while sheer crystal-embellished skirts and sexy minis are made for today's PYTs. But sheer blouses and a lightened, in-part pastel palette took the aggressive edge off his signature look, making for a feminine, appealing — did we say sexy yet? — collection sure to thrill front-row fan Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and other A-listers alike.