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.
- Hillary Clinton made her debut with VP pick Tim Kaine, who dipped into Spanish and spoke on support for immigration reform and gun control.
- The gunman who killed at least 10 people at a Munich, Germany mall on Friday was an 18-year-old "obsessed" with mass shootings, police said.
- ISIS has claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed at least 80 people in Afghanistan Saturday.