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We were surprised and intrigued to find out that Peter Som was canceling his fall 2013 women’s ready-to-wear show just weeks before he was scheduled for New York Fashion Week on February 8. But according to a press release, the designer is still technically showing his collection.
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.