Yesterday in Paris, Olivier Rousteing celebrated a decade as Balmain's creative director – by modern standards, the term for one post in the fashion industry is quite decent, so the show was a match for this anniversary. The show, which took place in the La Seine Musicale concert hall, was more like a rock concert – fans pushed around the stage, trying to capture the brightest moments, star guests watched the action from the VIP stands.
Well, Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, Milla Jovovich, Carla Bruni, Natasha Poly, Lara Stone and other icons of the fashion world, as well as fashion models Jordan Barrett and Fernando Casablancas, who recently got married, took part in the show. Well, the guests of the show were Elena Perminova, May Musk, Alessandra Ambrosio, the star of the series “13 Reasons Why” Tommy Dorfman, who recently came out as a transgender woman, and many others.
The iconic models appeared on stage in the second part of the show, which was dedicated to the reinterpreted most striking and recognizable models of the house created under Rusten.
This second section was opened by Naomi Campbell in a shiny knitted evening dress, and her appearance was accompanied not by music, but by a recording of a phone call from Beyoncé, a longtime fan of the brand, with congratulations and compliments to the designer. Recall that Rusten created the costumes for her famous performance at the Coachella festival in 2018, and after that they released a joint capsule collection.
This part of the runway show also featured gold mini dresses sprinkled with stones, pearls and crystals: recognizable cuts were adorned even brighter and richer than usual.
Hope du Bospertus
Su Joo Park
In the first part of the defile, the models did not differ in special decor, but here the emphasis was on the cut and texture of the fabric. Like many other designers, in the coming season, Rusten clearly calls for nakedness – there are a lot of overtly sexy styles in the collection. His finest hour in the collection and at the chains – the designer even turned tops and bags into them.
Look out for beige outfits and crinkled leather tops, all of which are sure to inspire those who were crazy about Zendaya's appearance at the Venice Film Festival in a bespoke Balmain gown. Another nod to the cinema can be called a white dress, in which the iconic outfit of Milla Jovovich from the movie “The Fifth Element”, created by Jean-Paul Gaultier, is clearly guessed. Given that Milla Jovovich has also been the face of Balmain's campaigns, the creative relationship is understandable.
Natasha Poly, Lara Stone, Olivier Rousteing, Preshes Lee
Olivier Rousteing with models
Elena Perminova and Alisa Volskaya
May Musk and Alessandra Ambrosio
Neymar and Marco Verratti
Soko and Ellen von Unwerth