I really don't need to say much about Balmain. Clearly, Christophe Decarnin knows what he's doing in Paris. He just stuck to his winning formula. Every party girl from Paris to New York wants to be in one of Balmain's ultra sexy, ultra tight, Swarovski crystaled dresses. Or rock the fab yet effortless look of a structured jacket with a t-shirt and skinny jean or skinny black pant. Note that Christophe brought out today's BIG models who've all but retired or are at least VERY selective about who they walk for. Girls like Erin Wasson and Carmen Kass. Every designer has taken note. Every model wants to wear it. Every editor wants to wear it to every other designers show. Balmain's come suck a far way from when Oscar de la Renta was at the helm indeed.

The Arnold