Sometimes, actually no, everytime I see Balmain, I can't help but think of their $1000 t-shirt and wondering how obnoxious can a brand be that they think they could sell something that costs about $2 to make for a marked up percentage that I can't even calculate with a calculator! Then I look at their runway show and I'm struck dumb at the craftsmanship of many of their creations. They really do treat fashion like art and it's difficult not to respect that.
For spring, Balmain put men in denim wrought in a way I've never seen. Quilted patchwork blazers and houndstooth bomber jackets with chain details a'la Stella McCartney are fascinating and should the Met Gala ever honor denim *cough*, *cough*, *hint*, *hint * Balmain's collection this season is museum ready.
With that said, I'm still not sold on a $1000 t-shirt.