The much-talked about Balmain x H&M collection has finally been launched after months of teasing the public with sneak peeks and ad campaigns. The collection won’t be out in stores until November 5 so there’s plenty of time to decide which of the pieces that have been showcased on the runway you will be lining up for.
The collection is quintessentially Balmain – ornate pieces with complex silhouettes that are an amalgamation of high street and avant garde fashion. Think fringed dresses and deep V necklines that are definitely not for those with tame fashion sensibilities.
One of the offerings of the collection is a black textured jumpsuit that Gigi Hadid modelled on the runway. Diane Kruger looked almost identical in her Balmain top and matching pants coordinate.
Who do you think rocked the one piece look better?
1. Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid at the Balmain x H&M Collection Launch at 23 Wall Street in New York on October 20, 2015
The 20-year-old filled up the long-sleeved and flared jumpsuit nicely. We love the bold styling. This outfit is one statement piece after another as Gigi modelled the jumpsuit with accessories anyone would want to get their hands on. Her lush, blonde locks gave the outfit a sharp contrast.
2. Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger at the red carpet arrivals at the Balmain x H&M collection launch in New York on October 20, 2015
While it’s not the exact same jumpsuit, the actress sported a nearly identical outfit – a matching top and a pair of flared pants from the same collection boasting of the same textured material and design. Her earrings made this outfit extra glamorous.
We have a certain bias for Diane Kruger’s impeccable style but we have to admit that Gigi won this round. We have to give credit to Balmain’s styling team for the perfect use of accessories. The cinched waist also polished up the look.
While waiting for these items to hit the stores, you might want to copy their outfits with these one-piece garments:
1. Diane von Furstenberg Lace Top Jumpsuit, $600.00
2. Stella McCartney Ariana Jumpsuit, $1740.00
3. Zuhair Murad Sequinned Lace Jumpsuit, $6241.82
4. Norma Kamali Long Sleeved Wide Leg Jumpsuit, $174.60
5. IRO Alfie Jumpsuit, $624.94
What about you? Who do you think looked better in Balmain x H&M?
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