BalmainWith the wide, padded shoulders trend everywhere, is barely impossible not to be thinking about Balmain. The amazing label carries the name of its original designer, Pierre Balmain. Pierre founded his house in 1945 right after WWII. European royalty and Hollywood stars, like Katherine Hepburn admired his looks. Sadly, Balmain passed away in 1982, his assistant Erik Mortensen took over until 1993. This was when Oscar de la Renta came in the picture. After that, there were financial hardsips, more designers, financial help, etc. Today, its current designer is Chrsitophe Decarnin, who has been working there since Fall 2006.
Balmain's product line includes handbags, shoes, fragrance, and jeans. Kate Winslet, Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow are current clients. You can find more about Balmain here. Below are three pictures of his Fall 09-10 collection.
Aren't those pieces must-haves??! They're so wearable, like I could just put them on right now! I'm so in love with this brand. Here are some Polyvore sets from fashionistas who also love him.