Maison Balmain was founded by the French Piere Balmain in 1942. After his death in 1982 the famous couture designer Oscar de la Renta took over but quitted in 2001. Balmain was known for its luxurious and classic look. Today, le maison is led by Christophe Decarnin, who has a more modern and edgier vision, clearly. The teared jeans, the jacket, the shoes; I think it's a perfect look. It's raw but feminine and sexy. The it-shoes of the season are available for 1700$ at www.net-a-porter.com .