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Balmain’s sensual glamazons conquer Paris Fashion Week

Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s 28-year-old creative director, presented some days ago during Paris Fashion Week on of his most sensual collections ever, looking back for inspiration to the Paris of the 70’s, to Yves Saint Laurent’s muse Loulou de la Falaise, as well to Balmain’s exuberant designs of that time. Rousteing’s collection was also a tribute to Paris as a symbol of tolerance and diversity, as well as to the “evolution of the city into a global melting pot”, channeling the spirit of the 70’s catwalks, where white, black and Asian models were setting the runways of that period on fire, celebrating fashion beyond color and race.

“As recent events have reminded us, France has a long and proud history of defending essential liberties and artistic freedom. That unique, open-minded spirit is also something that sets Parisian fashion apart. Pierre Balmain and his contemporaries were anything but provincial. They were part of a generation that was unafraid to stir up controversy as it ventured beyond conventions and was inspired by the cultures, colors and traditions of what had previously been labeled as exotic foreign lands,” explained the designer.

Rousteing’s fall 2015 collection for Balmain was indeed colorful, sleek and sexy, with his models, among them Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Jessica Stam, Joan Smalls, Binx Walton, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, transformed into a series of voluptuous glamazons that conquered the runway with their confidence and strength. Chiffon jumpsuits, plissé palazzo pants, 80’s inspired blazers, sensual minidresses, fringe tops, pleated gowns and ruffle skirts set the tone of the collection, while the models’ hairstyle, created by Sam McKnight, was inspired by “women like Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface and Lauren Hutton in American Gigolo”. Rousteing surprised us once more, creating an awe-inspiring collection for a new generation of cosmopolitan girls that don’t take no for an answer!