If Balmain is the luxe rocker chick, Pierre Balmain is said rocker chick's poetic, romantic sister. It's also the secondary line with slightly lower price points that range from $250 for jeans to $1,200 for leather jackets. To celebrate the collection, Balmain created a rather beautiful short film, showing the seriously gorgeous model Melissa Stasiuk — she who gives us perfect-hair envy — and male model Adrien Sahores. Done in black and white and set to a moody soundtrack by Bruno Alexiu (it was created for a 1964 movie that was never finished — extramoody tidbit). The collection itself is a mix of hard and soft — signature pieces like skinny trousers, complete with studding, are mixed with soft, transparent tops. One of the best pieces is a simple, but beautiful draped black dress with a low V-neck. Take two minutes to watch the video, then click to see the entire collection.
Pierre Balmain Fall 2012