Day: January 20, 2014

Balmain

Fashion house founded by Pierre Balmain. In 1954, when he was approaching the apogee of what would be a four-decade career, the French couturier was counted among the “Big Three” of Parisian fashion, along with Christian Dior and Jacques Fath. “A garment made by Pierre Balmain was the very quintessence of haute couture,” the Vogue editor Diana Vreeland once said. Oscar de la Renta led the house between 1993 and 2002.

Until 2011, the house was led by Christophe Decarnin, and in April 2011 it was announced that Decarnin was succeeded by Olivier Rousteing.

Balmain Collection, 2010, photographed by David Sims

    Balmain Collection, 2010, photographed by David Sims

 

Fashion Book - Fashion Designers - Olivier Rousteing - 2012

Olivier Rousteing – 2012

Olivier Rousteing for Balmain, Spring 2014, ready-to-wear

Olivier Rousteing for Balmain, Spring 2014, ready-to-wear

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Fashion Book | Kate Moss – how she started …

In 1990, two years after being famously scouted by Sarah Doukas for her then new model agency Storm, Kate Moss signed an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein for apparel and fragrance. The move changed the face of modelling forever with Moss’ petite proportions making a marked contrast to the Supers – Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford et al – who dominated the ad billboards of the time.

Fashion Book - Kate Moss - 1990

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