Paris Fashion Week is finally here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My first impression was to shake my head, but after careful consideration that this is BALMAIN, Pierre Balmain's brainchild that has evolved to one of the most sought-after high end lines and is now under the creative forces of Christophe Decarnin, who is FABUlous, I decided to inspect further. I noticed the small details like the safety pins that are everywhere including the rips in the shirts. I LOVE the safety pins in the shirts and the lack of attention to the length of the sleeves. It is so unconventional and beautiful, but I have to wonder if the change of direction from the original Pierre Balmain label is a bad thing. Is it bad to change the whole aesthetic of the name? Such other fashion labels that are as old or oven older, such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, etc.., have kept the original concepts of the brand names even though the original founders are long gone. That's like predicting Oscar de la Renta to be a grunge label in 30 years. It doesn't work for me, but I guess that's just another thing Balmain does differently.