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. It 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.
Who do you think rocked the one-piece look better?
1. Gigi Hadid in Long-Sleeved Jumpsuit
The 20-year-old filled up the long-sleeved and flared jumpsuit nicely. We love the bold styling.
Model Gigi Hadid walks the runway wearing BALMAIN X H&M collection during the launch event at 23 Wall Street on October 20, 2015, in New York City
This outfit is one statement piece after another as Gigi modeled the jumpsuit with accessories anyone would want to get their hands on. Her lush, blonde locks gave the outfit a sharp contrast.
Gigi Hadid wears a long-sleeved flared jumpsuit
2. Diane Kruger in Flared Jumpsuit
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.
Diane Kruger arrives at the BALMAIN X H&M collection launch event at 23 Wall Street on October 20, 2015, in New York City
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 from Farfetch:
1. Diane von Furstenberg Lace Top Jumpsuit, $600.00
2. Stella McCartney Ariana Jumpsuit, $1,740.00
3. Zuhair Murad Sequinned Lace Jumpsuit, $6,241.82
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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