Returning From Hiatus: Jaiden Shephard is designer of Vintage Ties By Jaiden and photographer of Jaiden Photografi, based in Detroit MI (and branching into CHI and NY). He also lets his love for FASHION spill over into his FINGERTIPS by 'spotting and blogging' on... THE ONLY JAIDEN.
Note: The following pics do not necessarily reflect the views of The Only Jaiden; this is STRICTLY from a 'fashion' perspective.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Fashion House Shake-Up: Christophe Decarnin of BALMAIN Is Dropped!!
Christophe Decarnin, chief designer for BALMAIN
You ever hear of this brand that charges $1,600 for jeans, $11,000 for blazers, and upwards of $21,000 for trashy-looking gowns???
Only BALMAIN can do this, with very few luxury fashion houses following closely behind.
Guess what? Ever since John Galliano (designer) got fired from Christian [DIOR] recently for making an anti-Semitic remarks, star designers like Christophe Decarnin (BALMAIN) started getting dropped from fashion houses like DOMINOES; it's not clear why, but I'll look more into it.
So what does it mean for BALMAIN in general?? Well the general population can't afford BALMAIN, but the popularity of the astronomical costs of the collection keep the fashion label on the radar, as well as its pricey clothes gracing celebrities like Rihanna, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Sir Elton John, the late Michael Jackson, and especially Kanye West. It'll be interesting to see where BALMAIN goes.
Check out the BALMAIN 2011 collections (WAYY HOTT):
(Right) Rihanna in quilted BALMAIN jacket: $10,000+ !!!