In Paris we go backstage at Balmain Fall 2013 and get a first look at the makeup by Tom Pecheux and hair by Sam McKnight. Some of the world’s most beautiful top models walked in the show including Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Arizona Muse, Anna S and Bette Franke.
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Go backstage at Paris fashion week and get the Look of Balmain by makeup artist Tom Pecheux and hair stylist Sam McKnight. Olivier Rousteing’s fall 2013 collection for Balmain was electrifying – the broad shouldered jackets and dresses were full of embellishments and bold color so the beauty look was natural.
As Sam McKnight admitted backstage “the look of Balmain is a lot tougher this season”. Slicked back, masculine hair gave the models a powerful rock and roll edge. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux gave the models matte skin and well groomed stronger eyebrows – a look that has become a real trend for fall 2013. Check out our Balmain Fall 2013 Backstage photo gallery here now.
Balmain Spring 2013 Backstage fashion video with designer Olivier Rousteing’s and top models Anna S, Magdelena Frackowiak and Karmen Pedaru. The Balmain woman is always confident and sexy but for Spring 2013 designer Olivier Rousteing was inspired by a 90′s latin, power woman – remember those famous supermodel photographs by Steven Meisel?
The beauty look was inspired by Sade – get the the gorgeous look hair stylist Sam McKnight and makeup artist Tom Pecheux created for the show. Watch our exclusive Balmain backstage fashion video now. For more and to shop the look go to Balmain.Com.
Top model Freja Beha is raising funds and awareness for Doctors Without Borders on Tuesday, October 4th during Paris Fashion Week. Freja is encouraging everyone in the fashion industry and around the globe to donate a days salary or what ever they can to the non-profit organization at their website at DoctorWithoutBorders.org.
We caught up with Freja Beha and Arizona Muse backstage at the Balmain show in Paris today and they told us about the charity and how they are trying to mobilize models and the entire fashion industry to get involved. Both models are donating their days salary to the Doctors Without Borders organization on October 4th and you can too. Go to the website and donate now.
This article was written by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director. A production of MODTV Fashion Video Network. Videographers: Giovanni Sicignano and Karen Morrison.
Find out why all the world’s top models are in love with the iconic rock style of Balmain. Go backstage at Balmain Spring 2011 with top models Daria Werbowy, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Isabelli Fontana, Constance Jablonski, Sasha Pivovarova and Edita Vilkeviciute. The punk rock look is one of the hottest spring runway trends – skinny pants, leather biker jackets, ripped denim shorts, Americana print tanks. If you love the look as much as we do then go to our favorite online store at Net-a-Porter.com
Balmain has issued a statement confirming that it has parted ways with creative director Christophe Decarnin. “Since 1945, the house of Pierre Balmain has been one of the leading French and international luxury brands,” says CEO Alain Hivelin in the brief statement. “Christophe Decarnin’s work with the house’s design team contributed to the success that the brand has enjoyed in recent years.”
Decarnin joined Balmain in 2005. His sexy rocker jackets, ripped t-shirts, jeans and thigh high mini dresses turned Balmain into one of the world’s hottest labels. But speculation about Decarnin has swirled since the notoriously shy designer failed to appear for a bow after his fall-winter 2011-12 ready-to-wear show last month. It was rumored he’d had a nervous breakdown and was in a mental hospital, but a spokesman for the house dismissed the speculation, saying Decarnin missed the show because he was resting on doctor’s orders.
As Cathy Horyn of the New York Times wrote this morning on her blog, attention now turns to who will replace Decarnin. Stylist and designer Melanie Ward, who is said to have done much of the work for the Fall 2011 collection, appears to be the front-runner, but some fashion insiders aren’t ruling out a career change for former Paris Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld.
The Balmain girl always has a rock and roll vibe. Her clothes ooze sex and glamour which is why the beauty look at this show is always simple and chic. For Fall 2010 Makeup Artist Tom Pecheux created a “perfected” no makeup look – perfect skin, eyes, lips, cheeks and eyebrows. Hairstylist Sam McKnight gave the models a ‘polished natural” look. As Pecheux describes it, the result is ‘perfectly naughty”.
Greg Kessler is one of the world’s hottest fashion photographer’s at the Balmain Fall 2010 show in Paris and check out all the hottest girls of the moment – including Abbey Lee, Anabela, Anja Rubik, Anna Selezneva, Freja, Karmen, Magdalena F, Natasha Poly, and Siri Tollerand.
A photographer for Style.Com and The New York Times, Greg is one of the most influential backstage photographers working right now. Check out Greg’s blog Go Backstage to see his Balmain photo essay and stay tuned to MODTV for our exclusive behind the scenes story we shot with Greg at the Fall 2010 collections – coming soon!