Fashion Elite Head To Harlem, Celebrate New Balmain 'Pierre' Bag

Fashion Elite Head To Harlem, Celebrate New Balmain ‘Pierre’ Bag

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Anna Wintour, Karlie Kloss, Virginia Smith and a slew of other fashion elite, headed to Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster on Tuesday night to celebrate the new “Pierre” bag co-designed by Balmain and jewelry designer Aurélie Bidermann. The medium sized suede handbag boasts a faux-ivory tooth is expected to hit Balmain stores soon.



While guest smoozed and enjoyed the food and libations of the night, Fashionista spoke to Balmain’s head designer, Olivier Rousteing. He talked about constantly traveling, the only time he switches his phone off and his thoughts on Alexander Wang’s new position at Balenciaga.

On traveling constantly: I love it. I sleep on the plane, it’s the only moment my phone is switched off, my email is switched off. I arrive here [and] I’m happy, enjoying [myself], and then tomorrow I sleep again on the plane, and I come back to the office, stronger with [my head] full of shiny clothes.

On Alexander Wang’s new gig: I think it’s great, he’s really young, I think he already proved with his brand, what he’s going to do, what his greatest talent is. I think it’s good for Paris to get this new talent. And an American one, too.

For more of the interesting interview, head here.


-Danielle Kwateng