Pierre Balmain Fall 2012
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.