Although I am the sort of girl who craves ribbon-toed Dior sandals and flowing Lanvin dresses, I have a whole new appreciation for grunge-chic as soon as I laid eyes upon Balmain Fall 2012. The collection is inspired by a Faberge egg given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton. Pristine historic details are combined with modern Parisian chic. Embellished dresses resembled classic Balmain military-esque armour . Avant-garde carvings , along with satin+peal stitching only added to the magnificence of the collection. One of my favorite looks was donned by Karlie Kloss-a slouchy nude sweater paired with imperial pants. In this way, designer Olivier Rousteing maintained a balance with each look. He put together old world romance and rich Russian history with cutting-edge French style. There is no doubt in my mind that this collection will not be forgotten, but yearned for instead. Whether worn by the red carpet risk-takers or the It-Girl at Paris Fashion Week, Balmain Fall 2012 will certainly made an impression on runways and streets alike.