I've been particularly caught up in Balmain recently. As someone that doesn't normally buy Balmain due to the exorbitant prices, I have been fortunate enough in the recent weeks to obtain some at greatly reduced prices on sale. I have to say I'm just in love with the quality. The weight and textures of the fabrics and the perfection of the tailoring and attention to detail is exquisite. This lead me to look more into Balmain's Resort 2012 collection which is pictured below. I have a particular weakness to this collection. I'm hoping some of these pieces make it to the next sale.
Photo credit (all look book images) http://www.the4acesdate.com/
On Monday, 22 August 2011, Zoe Saldana attended the Miami premiere of her new movie Colombiana sporting an adaption of one of Balmain's fabulous new Resort 2012 creations which was customized especially with a flowing long train. The amount of man hours that must have gone into this dress with the exquisite beading and detailing would be insane! I shudder to think of the actual price tag for such a piece.
Photo credit (all images of Zoe Saldana) www.batchplease.com