Balmain is a favorite of celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Victoria Beckham and Beyonce, featuring motorcycle jeans and high shouldered blazers. It seems as though the Spring/Summer 2010 collection will feature similar motorcycle styles and teeny tiny shredded shorts. Check out some of the looks from the collection below.
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YAY! The denim diva, Lindsay Lohan, wears Balmain again! But can you believe that we haven’t blogged her in these before, so they must be NEW to her collection! She has 4, yes FOUR, pairs of Balmain in her jean collection. These ones are the Balmain Rocker Jeans in Storm. See, this is why she is my favorite Denim Diva, only someone like her could spend this kind of money and wear her Balmains only once! Ahhhhhh…
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Ellen Pompeo was spotted at a Whole Food Grocery Store in Los Angeles, wearing White Balmain Motorcycle Jeans. Ellen who stars in Grey’s Anatomy looked absolutely glowing with her baby bump. She has been recently nominated for a Gold Derby TV Award as best drama actress. Michael Jackson was an inspiration for Balmain, lots of celebs are wearing Balmain now.
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A native of the Savoie in France, Pierre Balmain was born on May 19, 1914. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superiure de Beaux-Arts in Paris with a degree in Architecture in 1934. He worked as a freelance illustrator and assistant designer after graduation.
The winds of war were in Europe during the 1930s, and like most young men during that time, Balmain served in the military (1936-1940). After World War II (1945) he founded Maison Balmain and was its Director until 1982, the year he died.
Balmain’s background in architecture played a big role in his designs. He saw clothes in terms of architectural elements brought to life in human forms. He believed in elegance brought by simplicity. Balmain’s elegant, super-feminine looks were favorites among European royalty and Hollywood fashion plates like Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren.
After Balmain’s death, the company continued to exist. In 1992, Oscar De La Renta took the role as Creative Director, a position which he would hold for 10 years. His last collection for Balmain was Haute Couture Fall 2002. In Nov 2001, Laurent Mercier was hired to design the ready-to-wear collection for Balmain. He debuted in Paris during the Fall 2002 ready-to-wear fashion season and received rave reviews from fashion editors. The Swiss-born Mercier then debuted at Paris Haute Couture Show during the Spring 2003 season with mixed reviews.