Monday , October 23 2017

Model present creations by Balmain during the 2016 Spring/Summer fashion show

Model present creations by Balmain during the 2016 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on Oct 1 in Paris. (AFP)
Model present creations by Balmain during the 2016 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on Oct 1 in Paris. (AFP)

Kim Kardashian was the talk of Balmain last season sporting a new blond hairstyle — and this time it was her halfsister Jenner’s turn to rock the crowds from the runway. Modeling for two looks — a space-age ’60s jumpsuit and a geometric lattice dress — Kendall had all eyes on her. Pinkett Smith, meanwhile, stunned with slick-back hair in a cinched waist olive green Balmain sweater and ultra mini. Balmain’s aggressive femininity Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing showcased the sexual power of the strong, independent woman in his no-holds-barred styles at the Thursday afternoon show.

Using the colors of the pigments of ancient civilizations — malachite green, golden sienna, Egyptian blue, and white — as well as suedes and jewels, Balmain’s 29-yearold showman channeled a warrior. Strapped, cinched waists and square belt buckles followed diagonal bands across the torso and huge metal neck-plates evoked a war princess. Slits and meshes, meanwhile, exposed sections of delicate skin. It was a nice contrast. Then there were the ruffles. Huge, billowing, tiered ruffles peppered the show like on one caramel column dress, or a black leather skirt.

It put the clock to the ’70s and shows that unapologetic Rousteing certainly doesn’t do things by half. Singer Caroline Vreeland performs at Swarovski birthday Rising music star Caroline Vreeland performed to cheers at the glitziest party of Paris Fashion Week so far: Swarovksi’s 120th birthday. The VIP-filled soiree on Wednesday night also celebrated the release of a new book “Swarovski: Celebrating a History of Collaborations in Fashion, Jewelry, Performance and Design.” Though blond beauty Vreeland who’s also a model — might not be a household name, she’s already fashion royalty, being the great-granddaughter of powerful Harper’s Bazaar editor Diana Vreeland, who reigned across the magazine world from 1936 to 1962.

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