When I first viewed the Balmain SS09 runway a few months ago, I really wanted to cover my eyes. I absolutely could not stand the look of the shoulder pads! WHAT were they thinking? A few days after I viewed the runway, I saw Jennifer Connely in a Balmain creation like the the one in the photo below and screeched because the thought of this actually being a trend, was just too much for me to handle!
I ABSOLUTELY hated the look (minus the shoes) .. But I must admit the whole 80’s large shoulder pad look has completely grown on me in the months following it’s debut from Balmain. I absolutely want this look in my closet (hah, not going to happen – on net-a-porter, a black balmain blazer was sold out and it cost $10,000! so much for a recession?)
Here are my favorite Balmain blazers from the SS09 runway:
And here’s how I would wear them:
I haven’t found any blazers that are similar to Balmain’s. However, I really don’t expect to see stores like H&M, Topshop, etc. with any until next year.