What will Balmain do without creative director Christophe Decarnin??? Fashion House Balmain announced on Wednesday, Decarnin leaves Balmain.
A rep tells The Daily Beast ' that there were "work differences" between the house and the designer, and that a replacement will be announced shortly'.
Speculation began at Paris Fashion week when Decarnin was absent from the autumn/winter 2011 runway show. After being "tired" Balmain's owner M.Alain Hivelin tells Telegraph fashion director, Hilary Alexander backstage, "after working on the collection he didn't go to bed until 5am, he's not here, he's resting". Rumour has it Decarnin is "depressed" and "not well".
Since Decarnin joined in 2005 he transferred the label, creating a fresh new look to French fashion house, Balmain was back in the spotlight. There wasn't a body in Hollywood that didn't touch a Balmain design, even magazines couldn't resist.
The shoulderpad glam punk rock- meets high end creative director will be truly missed. Decarnin collections were always on top and everyone wanted be wearing Balmain. Credited for "Balmania", the hot collection ripped T-shirts and jeans which were worth thousands of dollars were one of the highlights to Balmain and Decarnin career.
Lets hope Decarnin will back for a fresh new start. As for Balmain they will announce who will take over in a few days.
The popular Gold dress that scored many Magazine Covers
A/W 2011 Collection
The Famous Shoulderpad jackets and ripped jeans
Bought back sequins
The killer sandels
The military look that swept us all away