I am dying right now. Chrostophe Decarnin is confirmed to have left the house of Balmain this morning with a statement that reads:
“Since 1945, the house of Pierre Balmain has been one of the leading French and international luxury brands," says CEO Alain Hivelin in the brief statement. "Christophe Decarnin’s work with the house’s design team contributed to the success that the brand has enjoyed in recent years.”
I think we know why he really left. At the Fall 2011 show, he was noticeably absent, and was rumored to have checked himself into a mental hospital for a nervous breakdown. He probably left so he could get full treatment. It must be really awful if he had to leave the label, or maybe they kicked him out. However, I hope they will move on to someone who is just as great as he is, and hopefully he can recover to start designing again in the near future. Meanwhile, we have our eyes on Carine Roitfeld. Please!!