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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Backstage at Balmain, Paris

Comments on "Backstage at Balmain, Paris"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:25 PM) : 

Decarin!!!! I love his outfit and ofcz his talent :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:26 PM) : 

So, who is this exquisite gentleman?


Anonymous Mary @ StyleFyles said ... (8:34 PM) : 



Blogger mlle mode said ... (8:40 PM) : 

Essentially all of Decrnin's brilliant designs are nods to Emmanuelle...after all it was she who first permeated his masterpieces into the pages of Paris Vogue who brought him the household status he's garnered. Voguette's are such wonderful missionaries, pulling nearly bankrupt fashion houses up by their blingy bootstraps.

Naturally she would be right beside him when reflecting over his latest collections. (And of course she's wearing the most chicly classic Balmain blazer while doing so.)

Ooh what I would do to have her power.

mlle. mode


Blogger C. said ... (8:40 PM) : 

this is amazing.


Blogger SteFon said ... (8:43 PM) : 

Crazy !!!! I love that designer.... Balmain is so coool since few years... We can see Emmanuelle is his kind os Muse for him and she loves his work tooo !!! Thanks for sharing...great picture...


Blogger K said ... (8:49 PM) : 

I love this man and his style. His vibe reminds me of a past professor: eccentric, intense, highly intelligent.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:49 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:52 PM) : 

You saved the best for last, didn't you????


Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (8:52 PM) : 

That leather jacket is positively lush! Love the grey marle top too, great "I'm too cool for school" outfit!


Blogger Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said ... (8:54 PM) : 

Sooo cool, love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:03 PM) : 

a face full of character- love the jacket!


Blogger grey rabbit said ... (9:08 PM) : 

looking like you are comfortable is underated


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (9:11 PM) : 

Great jacket and distressed pants. So, it looks like there were empty chairs at Balmain . . .


Blogger Style Scanner said ... (9:21 PM) : 

It's Christophe Decarnin looking very Ronnie Woods!


Blogger The Prestige said ... (9:25 PM) : 

Balmain's spring collection is unbelievable. I waaaaannnttt!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:39 PM) : 

Backstage is a place to be. It place where we can find the collest and most different people. Loved the picture. Its compose is simply beautifull.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:43 PM) : 



Blogger ipopheart said ... (9:47 PM) : 

it just doesn't get any better does it?


Blogger Heather Taylor said ... (9:54 PM) : 

Decarnin is such a beautiful man.


Anonymous greendress said ... (9:57 PM) : 

"It's Christophe Decarnin looking very Ronnie Woods!"--

couldn't be said better.


Anonymous Singer said ... (10:00 PM) : 

Evidently he's been spending a *lot* of time hanging out around band rehearsal spaces in Brooklyn.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:16 PM) : 

Looks a little unkempt to me..sure he's a great designer


Anonymous Ben said ... (10:22 PM) : 

He's wearing his own design... nice


Blogger Skip said ... (10:51 PM) : 

Christophe Decarnin ... can anyone identify the three others?


Blogger Hawa said ... (11:02 PM) : 

he is sooo chic....and looks so different from the last photo i saw of him in aussie vogue....age has done him well!


Blogger C said ... (11:14 PM) : 

i love decarnin and i love the fact that he is one of the designers who actually dresses up correctly for his shows and not go out in nearly sweats as many do.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:37 PM) : 

This one of the sexiest men i have ever seen.

J adore his ensemble - the glamorous disheveled look of it all - the nonchalance.
The overly long sleeves, the artfully distressed motocross pants, the perfect belt thickness and color.
The leather jacket w/ perfect sleeves and details,
All of the muted tones working together.
That wide expanse of clavicle is mesmerizing,
The tousled dark hair and deep eyes.



Blogger Jacqueline said ... (11:53 PM) : 

loving the jeans!


Blogger Portia said ... (11:55 PM) : 

So then, I guess it's sacrilege if I say that I love the leather jacket but the pants and shirt look terrible! (I know I know... it's supposed to be chic but I don't find anything chic in pre-distressed trousers and ill-fitting tops).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:02 AM) : 

What A strange and sexy man!


Blogger S.I.Q. said ... (12:46 AM) : 

im in love...


Blogger Pricciao Yang said ... (12:59 AM) : 

Christophe Decarnin seems spending too much time on his design, get some food to eat and sleep well.
He is marvelous!


Blogger JamieDOTBall said ... (1:37 AM) : 

very cool dressed-down (ish) look seems to fit right n! this man knows hows it done and is doing it right.


Anonymous Le 21ème said ... (2:19 AM) : 

One of your best posts! This is just SO good!



Anonymous divahopeful said ... (3:09 AM) : 

Simply rock !


Blogger Cassandra said ... (3:29 AM) : 

Scott, looking like Rodin's thinker. The gentleman above looks fantastic.


Anonymous Caroline said ... (3:49 AM) : 

Whoo! He sure knows how to make grungy look cool


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:36 AM) : 

Re Comment: "empty chairs"- They're watching a run through you fool! Why would the designer be sitting at the front row during his own show?

Re Pics: Love grunge.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:49 AM) : 

I love the hidden stories your pictures tell. I didn't know who these people were until I read the comments and then all was explained enough for me to google more info. But your pictures always leave me wanting to know more. It's as if you have surpassed the need for profile journalism, in a way.


Anonymous Bonnie said ... (4:52 AM) : 

Just wondering. When will you ever come to Sweden to shot some nice pics of cool people?! We have them here to, the cool people that is, and we have the darkness as well as the pale winter daylight. Nice settings :)


Blogger nuno said ... (4:54 AM) : 

well that's personal style... you either have it, or you don't!


Blogger Stjarna said ... (5:07 AM) : 

Decarnin seems really spleepy!! he needs to sleep


Blogger joce said ... (5:14 AM) : 

leather always does its job perfectly!!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:44 AM) : 

Looks like he's had quite a day


Anonymous Frenchie said ... (5:50 AM) : 

I always liked having my sleeves longer or out of my coat. I don't know why. I like it on men too from now on !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:11 AM) : 

E. Alt is the coolest woman I' ve ever seen.


Anonymous garciamadrid said ... (6:37 AM) : 

nice jacket!!


Blogger SequinsandBangles said ... (6:58 AM) : 

He reminds me of a Rolling Stone in this picture!


Blogger Claudia said ... (7:34 AM) : 

He looks like one of my uncles... had he been a rock-star-ish designer in Paris.

I dig his leather jacket.


Blogger beths said ... (7:36 AM) : 

Top shot: the light in his face and neck, so perfect. A classic portrait.


Anonymous Carole said ... (7:52 AM) : 

What a beautiful gentleman. nd he does'nt look like he's working in fashion, I love when people are not cliche (and I love when they are).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:41 AM) : 

A fetching cross between Ron Wood and Edward Furlong!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:49 AM) : 

love it love it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:58 AM) : 

why so many empty seats?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:06 AM) : 

of course there were no empty chairs at Balmain, it is just the rehersals


Anonymous toria said ... (9:06 AM) : 

The black leather jacket is fantastic.... esos pantalones me asustan.


Anonymous sanmiguelense said ... (9:24 AM) : 

The music running through my head is Peter Sarstedt
singing "Where do you go to my lovely"...check it out!


Anonymous Ferryflight said ... (9:34 AM) : 

This man reminds me of my Father, sunken cheeks and piercing eyes. He looks so mild on the outside but his eyes are so intent, like they have something to say.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:40 AM) : 

I can touch the energy~!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:46 AM) : 

umm re empty chairs, think it's a run through, he wouldn't be sitting in the front row at his own show...


Blogger Emilie said ... (10:33 AM) : 

I love his pants!


Anonymous Holly said ... (10:39 AM) : 

My first thought was very Ron Woods! As we would say in Oklahoma "he's a hunk"!


Blogger said ... (10:49 AM) : 

I would wear this right now and want the entire outfit. Love, love, loving well-fitted leather jackets!!

I NEED those pants!!!!!


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (11:25 AM) : 

Great look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:41 PM) : 

Someone recently asked me for spare change in San Francisco wearing an outfit almost identical to his.


Anonymous lucia said ... (2:11 PM) : 

He is SO Fricking Beautiful! Hot, sexy, cute, what a man! Someone else said it earlier, but I have to say int again, that I love when people got contradictions, as he does, he doesn't look like a designer, not in the stereotype way at least, he looks more like a rock star or a poet.
And same with E.Alt, she is the most cool woman ever, she is such an icon for myself, as we are same age, I guess, and she shows that you don't have to dress in a certain way if you're not 25 anymore.
Thanks Scott for having these wonderful, inspiring ppl in the same picture.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:01 PM) : 

That's one sexy dude in the middle pic.


Blogger manuel said ... (3:15 PM) : 

Sorry I can not understand how with that look of a poet, rock or whatever you want can make collections full of luxury and sophistication. I think it is contradictory


Anonymous Mara said ... (3:58 PM) : 

Wonderful photograph, you really caught his amazing style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:08 PM) : 

Sorry to be a bit of "cold water" on the parade here but this looks like the old "heroin chic" of some years ago. and those were not glamorous happy times. The pants are interesting though. The rest...ehh...



Blogger manuel said ... (4:25 PM) : 

Sorry I can not understand how with that look of a poet, rock or whatever you want can make collections full of luxury and sophistication. I think it is contradictory


Blogger Nath said ... (5:14 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:18 PM) : 

I don't get it, or maybe I do?:
If the guy is famous, then his clothes are an inspiration, on anyone else, his clothes spell "bum".
Nice double standard.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:19 PM) : 

Except for the remark about the pants, I totally agree with Bob.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:22 PM) : 

I don't like it at all.

Much prefer Romeo above, or Mr. Castiglioni, or M. Tuileries


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:26 PM) : 

Christophe Decarnin
Love him !


Blogger manuel said ... (5:31 PM) : 

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Blogger Lisa said ... (11:54 PM) : 

Oh where, oh where is the Balmain in Balmain?


Blogger CAYA F said ... (8:35 AM) : 

This is how to wear a gray T-shirt.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:23 AM) : 

He is Tamás Király, the last real fashion designer in hungary.


Anonymous natou said ... (10:42 AM) : 

The sexiest !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:22 PM) : 

i think he looks extremely sexy but he played the grunge factor a little too far. the look would have been better if he'd worn a nice shirt with those distressed pants or vice versa, but then again, that is his style and he carries it well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:28 PM) : 

Oh my, these folks need a vacation and some R&R.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:18 PM) : 

I love the way the layers of ragged charm. especially the sleeves. He looks so haunted and sickly, but he is very handsome and intense.


Blogger Ko said ... (2:24 AM) : 

So cool!
Henley neck T shirts + Leather jacket is amazing combination.
Love his style.


Blogger raul23 said ... (2:42 PM) : 

Emmanuelle Alt. Always good to see her.


Blogger the nike nabokov said ... (9:58 AM) : 

Dee Dee Ramone gets front row seating?


Blogger Hairica said ... (2:22 PM) : 

I love LOVE thiss look.
This is my whole wardrobe
wrapped up in one outfit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:58 PM) : 

oh god..i don't know who's that man but he looks like a homeless or a junkie


Anonymous Guga said ... (5:24 AM) : 

Well... what im gonna say is a plead... for balmain... Make those fantastic jackets suitable for men.. less soulderpads of course.... cuz i want one... even if its not that wearable... i dont care... make it... i buy it....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:40 AM) : 

i love his pants! and his overall look and appeall rocks! - rei ( :)


Anonymous marissa said ... (3:21 AM) : 

Beautiful man, great style!


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