The Balmain Fall 2012 Ready to Wear collection is easily one of my favorite collections... ever!
It's very cohesive with a specific point of view. The Balmain Fall 2012 collection established a specific direction and reputation for the design house - elaborate hand-worked pieces are combined with seemingly simple pants and blouses. Despite the incredible amount of detail and intention, these overall looks are somehow simultaneously uncomplicated.
The fashion interpretation of Joan of Arc. The effect of the embroidery on the black dress against the black backdrop of the runway is incredible. Why haven't we seen this on Lady Gaga?