Two years ago, in its Fall 2009 collection, Balmain made waves with jackets like this.
via net-a-porter. No longer available, but was on sale for $9,000, marked down from $13,000
Celebrities peaked their shoulders. Fashion media noticed.
I’ve always wondered how long it takes for The New to become The Available. Now I know. On Corporette, yesterday, lo and behold. Stripped of fur and chains, executed in a preppy red check, just hinting at peaks. Suitable for work. And that’s how a single piece wins its trend medal, evolving on beyond, barely recognizable.
Alice and Olivia via net-a-porter. $395
I desired the first Balmain jacket, I like the Dorothy in Kansas version above. That’s the engine of fashion. Sort of like the infamous Julia Roberts’ speech in Notting Hill, just a girl, standing in front of a piece of clothing, telling it “I love you.”
One more look. The peaks don’t even show up on the hanger. But we’ll know they’re there.