Close up: Pearls played a central part in Olivier Rousteing’s first BALMAIN COUTURE collection

Pearls played a central part in Olivier Rousteing’s first BALMAIN COUTURE collection.



Right from the start, they appeared as giant Balmain-emblazoned orbs encircling wrists and carried in hand; they were the obvious reference for bulbous skirts moulded in leather; and they were applied in bounteous quantities to lattices of ornamentation, from suits to jeans.




So, who is the Balmain couture woman? Cue Rousteing’s reply, which can be interpreted as you wish: “It’s an interesting question because we don’t know.” (vogue.com)








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