Balmain Fall 2016
“Curves are really important today,” Olivier Rousteing said backstage at Balmain Fall 2016 runway show “because the women of today are really curvy, and they’re an inspiration, like hip-hop stars, reality stars.” Like Kardashian West, Rousteing’s Balmain provokes love-it-or-hate-it reactions. There were the blonde extensions Kendall Jenner and Alessandra Ambrosio were sporting while Gigi Hadid, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lily Donaldson and Devon Windsor went brunette. There were the head-to-toe monochrome neutrals (icy gray, pale blue, pale pink, and beige). Then padded bubble miniskirts, corsetry, hyper-fitted tailoring in tapestry silks, lacy legs undulating with ruffles, rococo beaded embroideries on clingy velvet and sheer mesh.