Discover the Balmain Paris collections: t-shirts, sneakers, jeans, dresses, sweatshirts, and much more for men and women at Michele Franzese Moda. Don't forget to check out our sale section. The couturier born in Haute-Savoie in 1914, his style was a philosophy of life, a way of being devoted to luxury, of which he was the pioneer. Obsessed with finding the perfect garment for the ideal occasion, following an art for art's sake logic, the outfit was for him the result of an architectural project in a process of gradual elimination of the superfluous. A classic Balmain were the flared skirts, airy, with hips. The fabrics were highly esteemed: wool and silk crepe, shantung or brocade. Precious attention to detail in embroidery and particulars. His work is characterized by a sharp style. After his death, there were as many as seven creative directors; today Olivier Rousteing is the director. Olivier has never attempted to emulate Balmain's style by trying to recreate the voluminous evening gowns; however, he has drawn inspiration from the company's tradition for details and hand-sewn stitches, offering a sensual style with rock influences.