Balmainia

Christophe Decarnin brought Balmain's overpriced aesthetic to the forefront of the fashion industry. Robin Givhan says his departure from the famed French label could save his career and style mavens money.

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring/Summer 2010

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Kate Moss

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Beyonce Knowles

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Carine Roitfeld

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Paris Fashion Week: Fall/Winter 2007

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Jennifer Connelly

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring/Summer 2010

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Celine Dion

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