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CULTURE, MUSIC / May 11 2012 12:00 PM

Sure They Can Walk the Runway, but Can They Carry a Tune? The Best & Worst Model Musicians

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Models are great at a lot of things: walking, for instance. Standing very still for long periods of time. Finding their light. Finding coke in the middle of the night when seemingly no one is around. And then there are some models who are actually great at other things, like music. But for some, the spirit is willing but the talent is lacking. These 10 professional stunners have all taken a stab at the music industry, but even the best of ‘em can fall flat on their face…or ass.

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CULTURE, FASHION / January 23 2012 2:05 PM

Look of the Day: Futuristic Femme Fatale

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During Tech Month at FashionIndie, we’ve been exploring the excellent scientific advances in fashion and looking to the future for what we might be wearing tomorrow. In today’s Look of the Day, we thought about what a super duper, crime-fighting, futuristic femme fatale should look like. Click to see her badass style.

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FASHION, PLAYLIST / September 28 2011 9:42 AM

Abbey Lee Kershaw and Her Band Run Balmain

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Abbey Lee Kershaw, supermodel and  lead tambourine for the rock outfit Our Mountain, stars in a Balmain Spring 2012 campaign video with her bandmates.  When she’s not too busy making music with her boyfriend, and Our Mountain frontman Matthew Hutchinson, she tries to squeeze in the occasional gig modeling for Karl Lagerfeld and Terry Richardson. Watch Abbey and her boys run the town of NYC in bold square jackets with a downtown vibe @Pierre_Balmain

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CULTURE, FASHION / September 26 2011 1:16 PM

QUEL SCANDALE! Presents Fashion Fascists: Christian Dior’s “Nazi Look”

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After Hugo Boss recently apologized for its namesake founder’s Nazi past, we’ve realized that designers were heiling Hitler left and right all up and through the 20th century. So in light of this —  and of the coming Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana (mazel!) — we’re highlighting the biggest fascists in fashion history as part of our ongoing Quel Scandale! feature. First up, Christian Dior got down and Nazi decades before John Galliano drunkenly slurred his way right out of a job.

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CAMPAIGNS, FASHION, TRENDS / July 27 2011 2:32 PM

Balmain to Launch New Pierre Balmain Line

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We just got word that Balmain Paris is set to launch a new, more affordable, more “downtown cool” line for men and women. Pierre Balmain is set to launch in 700 stores worldwide and will include all the colors of the fashion rainbow from jeans to tailoring, daywear to eveningwear. FashionIndie brings you a sneak peek at the collection designed by Ittierre.

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GIRLS / October 3 2009 3:03 PM

RUNWAY: Balmain Spring/Summer 2010

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RUNWAY: Balmain Spring/Summer 2010

RUNWAY: Balmain Spring/Summer 2010

RUNWAY: Balmain Spring/Summer 2010

RUNWAY: Balmain Spring/Summer 2010

Pierre Balmain once said “dressmaking is the architecture of movement,” and Christophe Decarnin managed to make a sexy and sophisticated collection with movement using mainly animal skins and metallics. A Joan of Arc inspired collection, critics claimed his designs were “a returning heroine moment of great zest and epic edgy beauty, saying Decarnin knows “how to rock–and how to sell.”

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MEN'S / April 15 2008 11:30 PM

Retro Runway: Pierre Balmain, Spring/Summer 1987

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I’ve been feeling really nostalgic for days when the runway was filled with men who looked like real men and not skinny little boys (Hey men also have pressures from the runway to look pencil thin and 16).

Here’s some looks from the possibly defunk menswear designer, Pierre Balmain, who’s house was once run by Oscar de la Renta and now only caters to women.

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