Style Icons: Male »Christophe Decarnin

My mother could handle me leaving the house in straw cowboy hats, Rasta colored skull caps, Contempo Casuals maxi skirts, fake fur shrugs, and even leather mini dresses (I swear, bought at the Gap), but when it came to ripped up jeans she finally drew the line. Mind you, I still walked out of the house defiantly in the trend, but she was left dismayed. Just imagine if I were a fashion conscious youth of today and dreaming of doing it for around $900 – inspired by the extremely coveted torn and tattered, but simultaneously glitzy and tailored, looks of Balmain's Christophe Decarnin.

True, his recent collection didn't turn any major pages from where he's sizzled and made jacket lovers swoon for the past few seasons, but who says fashion has to move so fast, especially when his Michael Jackson jackets of Spring '09 and his pointy shoulders and bandage sequins of last season still feel so fresh and timeless despite being equally trendy?

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Posted on October 5, 2009

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