Thursday, October 15, 2009

Backstage at Balmain, Paris


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  1. Patrick Ng

    October 15, 2009 at 8:25 pm

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

  2. Anonymous

    October 15, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    So, who is this exquisite gentleman?

  3. Mary @ StyleFyles

    October 15, 2009 at 8:34 pm


  4. mlle mode

    October 15, 2009 at 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

  5. C.

    October 15, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    this is amazing.

  6. SteFon

    October 15, 2009 at 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…

  7. K

    October 15, 2009 at 8:49 pm

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

  8. Anonymous

    October 15, 2009 at 8:49 pm


  9. Anonymous

    October 15, 2009 at 8:52 pm

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

  10. Brigadeiro

    October 15, 2009 at 8:52 pm

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

  11. Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    October 15, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Sooo cool, love it!

  12. Jenny Kozlow

    October 15, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    a face full of character- love the jacket!

  13. grey rabbit

    October 15, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    looking like you are comfortable is underated

  14. The Photodiarist

    October 15, 2009 at 9:11 pm

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

  15. Style Scanner

    October 15, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    It's Christophe Decarnin looking very Ronnie Woods!

  16. The Prestige

    October 15, 2009 at 9:25 pm

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

  17. Anonymous

    October 15, 2009 at 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.

  18. Anonymous

    October 15, 2009 at 9:43 pm


  19. ipopheart

    October 15, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    it just doesn't get any better does it?

  20. Heather Taylor

    October 15, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Decarnin is such a beautiful man.

  21. greendress

    October 15, 2009 at 9:57 pm

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

    couldn't be said better.

  22. Singer

    October 15, 2009 at 10:00 pm

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

  23. Anonymous

    October 15, 2009 at 10:16 pm

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

  24. Ben

    October 15, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    He's wearing his own design… nice

  25. Skip

    October 15, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Christophe Decarnin … can anyone identify the three others?

  26. Hawa

    October 15, 2009 at 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!

  27. C

    October 15, 2009 at 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.

  28. Anonymous

    October 15, 2009 at 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.


  29. Jacqueline

    October 15, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    loving the jeans!

  30. Portia

    October 15, 2009 at 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).

  31. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 12:02 am

    What A strange and sexy man!

  32. S.I.Q.

    October 16, 2009 at 12:46 am

    im in love…

  33. Pricciao Yang

    October 16, 2009 at 12:59 am

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

  34. JamieDOTBall

    October 16, 2009 at 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.

  35. Le 21ème

    October 16, 2009 at 2:19 am

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


  36. divahopeful

    October 16, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Simply rock !

  37. Cassandra

    October 16, 2009 at 3:29 am

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

  38. Caroline

    October 16, 2009 at 3:49 am

    Whoo! He sure knows how to make grungy look cool

  39. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 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.

  40. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 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.

  41. Bonnie

    October 16, 2009 at 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 :)

  42. nuno

    October 16, 2009 at 4:54 am

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

  43. Stjarna

    October 16, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Decarnin seems really spleepy!! he needs to sleep

  44. joce

    October 16, 2009 at 5:14 am

    leather always does its job perfectly!!


  45. openzedoor

    October 16, 2009 at 5:44 am

    Looks like he's had quite a day

  46. Frenchie

    October 16, 2009 at 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 !

  47. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 6:11 am

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

  48. garciamadrid

    October 16, 2009 at 6:37 am

    nice jacket!!

  49. SequinsandBangles

    October 16, 2009 at 6:58 am

    He reminds me of a Rolling Stone in this picture!

  50. Claudia

    October 16, 2009 at 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.

  51. beths

    October 16, 2009 at 7:36 am

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

  52. Carole

    October 16, 2009 at 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).

  53. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 8:41 am

    A fetching cross between Ron Wood and Edward Furlong!

  54. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 8:49 am

    love it love it

  55. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 8:58 am

    why so many empty seats?

  56. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 9:06 am

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

  57. toria

    October 16, 2009 at 9:06 am

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

  58. sanmiguelense

    October 16, 2009 at 9:24 am

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

  59. Ferryflight

    October 16, 2009 at 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.

  60. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I can touch the energy~!

  61. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 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…

  62. Emilie

    October 16, 2009 at 10:33 am

    I love his pants!

  63. Holly

    October 16, 2009 at 10:39 am

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


    October 16, 2009 at 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!!!!!

  65. Jack Daniel

    October 16, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Great look!

  66. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 1:41 pm

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

  67. lucia

    October 16, 2009 at 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.


  68. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    That's one sexy dude in the middle pic.

  69. manuel

    October 16, 2009 at 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

  70. Mara

    October 16, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Wonderful photograph, you really caught his amazing style.

  71. Bob

    October 16, 2009 at 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…


  72. manuel

    October 16, 2009 at 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

  73. Nath

    October 16, 2009 at 5:14 pm


  74. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 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.

  75. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 5:19 pm

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

  76. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I don't like it at all.

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

  77. Anonymous

    October 16, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Christophe Decarnin
    Love him !

  78. Lisa

    October 16, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Oh where, oh where is the Balmain in Balmain?

  79. CAYA F

    October 17, 2009 at 8:35 am

    This is how to wear a gray T-shirt.

  80. Anonymous

    October 17, 2009 at 10:23 am

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

  81. natou

    October 17, 2009 at 10:42 am

    The sexiest !

  82. Anonymous

    October 17, 2009 at 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.

  83. Anonymous

    October 17, 2009 at 4:28 pm

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

  84. Anonymous

    October 17, 2009 at 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.

  85. Ko

    October 18, 2009 at 2:24 am

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

  86. raul23

    October 18, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Emmanuelle Alt. Always good to see her.

  87. the nike nabokov

    October 19, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Dee Dee Ramone gets front row seating?

  88. Hairica

    October 23, 2009 at 2:22 pm

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

  89. Anonymous

    October 25, 2009 at 2:58 pm

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

  90. Guga

    November 7, 2009 at 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….

  91. Anonymous

    November 22, 2009 at 10:40 am

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

  92. marissa

    January 30, 2010 at 3:21 am

    Beautiful man, great style!

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