Balmain By Day and Night

Balmain (from top to bottom) S/S 2010 and A/W 2009

Despite assistance from the likes of such masterful designers as Oscar de la Renta, Balmain has not seen such glorious reception from the industry elite and starlets alike since its prime in the post WWII era. Since being appointed to the label in 2005, Christophe Decarin's combination of grunge and glamour, military and metallic, structured and scandalously short, has quickly begun bringing Balmain back into the fashion forefront. Below are just a couple of ways to take his edgy interpretation of chic from runway to reality.

Balmain by Day and Night

Out and About in Balmain (from top to bottom) Victoria Beckham and Rhianna