Balmain H&M Collaboration with Francisco Lachowski
Francisco Lachowski walks the Runway for the H&M collaboration with French fashion house Balmain in New York. The collection included 17 labels – including Versace, Marni and Karl Lagerfeld along with a host of top models. Francisco also walked the Balmain Spring Summer 2016 in Paris for Fashion Week The first glimpse of the H&M collaboration was when Kendall Jenner wore a piece to the Billboard Music Awards in May. And, like the Kardashian clan, Rousteing is obsessed with social media and has been dubbed the French king of Instagram – he is easily the most-followed French designer, with more than 1.5 million Balmain Army recruits.
Balmain x H&M Music Video "Teaser"
Cue Kendall Jenner busting some moves – but we won’t see the full film until H&M decide to release it. Boo. Until then, enjoy this behind-the-scenes glimpse. (credit: H&M YouTube)
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid With Backstreet Boys at Balmain x H&M Show
PIERRE BALMAIN 1914 – 1982
Pierre Balmain (born 1914 in St Jean de Maurienne, a small alpine village in the Savoie region of France) is a member of the elite group of visionary designers that guided French fashion to its renaissance after World War II.
“Jolie Madame” quickly became a favorite style of both European and Hollywood royalty. The world’s greatest actresses turned to Pierre Balmain to design their cocktail dresses, evening gowns and wedding dresses. Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Brigitte Bardot, Josephine Baker, Katherine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich and Sophia Loren were some of the many stars drawn to Balmain’s richly embroidered fabrics, nipped-in waists and longer, fuller skirts.