I just love this brand. Pierre Balmain founded his Parisian fashion powerhouse in 1945, and dressed such style icons as Ava Gardner and Brigitte Bardot. And after his death in 1982, a slew of designers including Oscar de la Renta took the helm, and the label is now under the creative leadership of Christophe Decarnin. The master of tough luxe, Balmain is the cool girl’s destination for ornately embellished outerwear and spray-on leather pants.

Here are some pictures from Balmain’s Fall 2011 Ready-To-Wear collection in Milan.

Loving the loosened-up silhouettes of this
fashion house’s signature mini dresses.

I heart this skirt. Would die for it 🙂

This look is head-to-toe fabulous!

Loving this metallic leather peaked-lapel
blazer. Ice blue. Cool.

All I have to say is “Keep it coming”