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Balenciaga Fall 2012 Runway Review

Kristen Stewart, the face of the new Balenciaga fragrance campaign, was seated next to Anna Wintour (please don’t put her on another cover!), and alongside Salma Hayek, and Nicolas Ghesquière muse Charlotte Gainsbourg at this season’s Fall 2012 Balenciaga show, creating quite a celebrity buzz. As for the season's lineup, it was a mix of the futuristic looks we’re used to seeing from Ghesquière, achieved most notably via rounded and somewhat oversized silhouettes, along with some retro 80s patchy, lamé and shoulder pad looks, as well as some distinctly sportswear-inspired pieces (think baggy trousers and print sweaters with wide arms).

As a counterpart, the designer offered some fantastic boxy jackets, semi-structured sweaters, and monochrome rounded coats with contrast lining, making for a slew of clean, streamlined looks. Also in the lineup were animal prints combined with color-blocks, and all bets are on one of the strapless numbers landing on Kristen Stewart’s body.