Remember when Balmain showed overpriced distressed jeans, some elegantly upturned shoulder pads, and a few tight dresses that look amazing on models but no one else? Yeah, that stuff is like from a bygone era compared to Thursday’s fall 2013 show in Paris… which ALSO appears to be from a bygone era.
“‘More is more’ has been the inferred house motto, but sometimes enough is enough,” wrote WWD, sneering at what the paper called the collection’s “parody of Eighties nouveau pastiche.” There’s really only one way to assess the merit of that review, and that is, by going directly to ’80s icons themselves to find out what they thought of the show.
’80s Prince likes it but kind of has mixed feelings.
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