The “Carmen” Debuts At Balmain


A Daria sighting on the catwalk paired with a slew of other soon-to-be supers (Freja, Kasia, Anja) in studded leather jackets was enough to grab our attention at the Balmain show this morning. But it was Carmen Kass’ rare runway appearance that really caused us to commence ogling. There was Kass, in all of her statuesque Estonian glory, sporting a new choppy crop! Whoever could have helmed such an amazing, transformational cut on the typically long-haired Kass—the image of whose cornsilk blond, braided strands in that iconic Narciso Rodriguez for Her fragrance ad circa 2007 will forever be burned into our brain? Hairstylist Sam McKnight, of course, the man who gave us the “Aggy” and many other memorable moments in hair. Kass apparently lopped off her locks over the summer, according to her agent, but the wispy cut and fringe she debuted this morning came via a pre-show shearing courtesy of McKnight. Love it. You, too?