Balmain x H&M

by Amanda N. Ross Photographed by Olivier Rousteing, Kendall Jenner== BALMAIN x H&M Collection Launch== 23 Wall street, NYC== October 20, 2015== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Jared Siskin/
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

It’s been speculated over, debated, discussed, leaked, and now–finally–launched. Retail giant H&M hosted a fashion show and launch party for their high-low collab with design house Balmain last night, and to call the evening star-studded would be an understatement of Kardashian proportions.

Creative director and all-around fashion wunderkind Olivier Rousteing enlisted his coterie of model friends to debut the very highly anticipated collection, which consists of 90 pieces ranging from $17.99 to $549.

The models were mostly FOBs (Friends of Balmain), and included Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio and Karlie Kloss who all stalked their way around the winding catwalk while other assorted celebrities including Alexa ChungKylie Jenner and Ellie Goulding watched from the front row. To the delight of absolutely every person in attendance born after 1987, the Backstreet Boys gave a sort of surprise performance of their greatest hits to close the show.

The entire collection can be viewed here. It’s highly recommend you have a shopping battle plan prepared well before the collection drops on Nov. 5.


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