Lea Seydoux Adele Exarchopoulos in Cannes and Miley Cyrus at the Billboard Awards
When Olivier Rousteing, only 26 years old became creative director at Balmain, many expected him to carry on the visual signatures like Eighties power shoulders and skinny jeans, monochrome black and white with lashings of gold and silver by Christophe Decarnin, and so it has turned out to be.
Olivier had been Christophe Decarnin’s right hand man until his struggles with illness eventually triggered his departure from the glossy French heritage brand.
A real test of a designer’s mettle is how the clothes look off the runway, onto the red carpet and it looks like the next generation of Hollywood stars have taken the brand’s latest pieces to their hearts. Last night at the premiere in Cannes for ‘La Vie D’Adele’ - French actress Adele Exarchopoulos turned up rocking the instantly recognizable harlequin minidress from Balmain Spring Summer 2013 collection. Her silver, white and black harlequin woven look was styled some simple black pumps. Nice.
backstage at Balmain SS13 collection
Only this week was Miley Cyrus seen a-steppin’ down the red carpet at the music industry’s equivalent – the Billboard Awards – in this equally fetching harlequin Balmain jumpsuit. The rebellious former child star looked cute as a button, her punky hair, red lips and swagger setting off the Eighties-inspired ensemble to perfection. Looks like Balmainia could be back!