Balmain

French designer Pierre Balmain founded fashion house Balmain in 1945. His opulent couture like gowns quickly earned him a loyal fan-base including Brigitte Bardot and Ava Gardner. After Balmain’s death in 1982 many designers tried to take over the label, yet failed to revive it to its former glory. It wasn’t until 2005, when Paco Rabane designer Christophe Decarnin was appointed Creative Director, that Balmain’s popularity began to regrow. Decarnin’s vision for Balmain was clear: a tough, rocker inspired look with heavy military references. Decarnin pulled away from the traditional luxury gowns that Balmain was once known for and created his now iconic party-girl image.

Recent Balmain collections have featured glamorous thigh-skimming party dresses, distressed leather jackets and slim line rocker trousers. The majority of his collections feature sequins or Swarovski crystals making for designs that ooze sex appeal.

Balmain Hitop Sneakers - Lyst
Balmain
Hitop Sneakers
$895
Balmain Ankle Boots - Lyst
Balmain
Ankle Boots
$1026
Balmain Short Dress - Lyst
Balmain
Short Dress
$2966
Balmain Short Coat - Lyst
Balmain
Short Coat
$4195
Balmain Black Leather and Python Flat Sandal - Lyst
Balmain
Black Leather and Python Flat Sandal
$1370 $685 (50% off)
Balmain Khaki Leather and Python Flat Sandal - Lyst
Balmain
Khaki Leather and Python Flat Sandal
$1370 $685 (50% off)
Balmain Biker Jacket - Lyst
Balmain
Biker Jacket
$4429
Balmain Short Coat - Lyst
Balmain
Short Coat
$6688
Balmain Draped Coat - Lyst
Balmain
Draped Coat
$6142
Balmain Zebra Moto Jeans - Lyst
Balmain
Zebra Moto Jeans
$1685
Balmain Fitted Dress - Lyst
Balmain
Fitted Dress
$2550
Balmain Perforated Leather Pump - Lyst
Balmain
Perforated Leather Pump
$1166 $583 (50% off)
Balmain Leather Outerwear - Lyst
Balmain
Leather Outerwear
$5095
Balmain Short Dress - Lyst
Balmain
Short Dress
$2355
Balmain Leopard Dress - Lyst
Balmain
Leopard Dress
$3400
Balmain Biker Jacket - Lyst
Balmain
Biker Jacket
$4494
Balmain Leopard Dress - Lyst
Balmain
Leopard Dress
$3434