Monday, 4 February 2013

ICON IN THE MAKING

Having French blood running through your veins, it must follow that you have a particular flair for fashion and style, otherwise we would not be aspiring to dress like the French women, who almost always exude a confidence and ability to outshine any other women with their effortless ability to look chic. Some just have it all......
 
That said, Pierre Balmain, born in 1914 in Savoie, France, was no different. He liberated women beyond the concept of plain, and even introduced a hint of insouciance. The house continues to elevate us to the level of extreme elegance, as can be seen in the jacket below. This beautiful Brocade jacket saw the light in 2010, and is still a sought after item after 3 years. Who wouldn't want it?  Dressing the likes of Brigitte Bardot, Marlene Dietrich and Katherine Hepburn, I am not surprised that Balmain still emerges as a forerunner. The legend continues........long after the creator's demise.
 
 
As seen on the runway below...