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Fur has infiltrated the collections of almost every major designer this Pre Fall and Fall 2010 season; whether you choose to dress in Chanel, Dior, Carolina or Yves, you have the potential to look like a full blown bear; an haut de gamme designer bear, that is.
The House of Pierre Balmain has gone through one of the most remarkable existential crises witnessed in prêt-a-porter history. Its commercial success has always teeter-tottered; having seen lows in the mid 80’s under Oscar De La Renta and unprecedented highs since Christophe Decarnin joined the house in 2006. Yet, la maison Balmain has never ceased to reflect the subtle strengths and vulnerability of a woman.