How Binx won over Balmain's Olivier Rousteing

How did Binx Walton win over Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing? Style.com chatted with him to find out.

 Binx backstage at the Balmain show at Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 | W Magazine

Binx backstage at the Balmain show at Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 | W Magazine

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“I met Binx at fittings for the Balmain AW14 show,” says Rousteing. “I instantly loved her tomboy yet supersexy look. She has an attitude that can give an edge to the most sophisticated and glamorous looks.” After strutting her stuff down Rousteing’s runway that season, their collaborations continued, with Walton appearing on the Balmain runway every season since.
“I work through instinct, and I need to feel a connection when I meet a girl,” the designer says. “[Binx] is very strong, smart, and opinionated—she is super-young, but she knows what she wants.” Rousteing was drawn to the Tennessee native’s drive and distinctive look. “What I love about girls today is when they represent the new world. With her amazing mixed-race beauty, she is the new generation, hashtag diversity.”
Always one to bring energy and excitement to the staid backstage environment, Walton has earned a reputation as an engaging personality. “Binx always surprises me. She can be the funniest person, dancing and joking around during a shoot, and at the same time she’s super-professional and gives you the attitude that you’re looking for,” says Rousteing.

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Paris: What to know about Couture

By Jasmine Chorley Foster

Fall/Winter 2015 Couture week runs Sunday July 6th - Friday July 11th, and it differs greatly from the Ready-to-wear fashion weeks of Septmber and February. The designation of “haute couture” is protected by French law and the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris determines the criteria for couture. The rules are strict and the clothes are expensive, and putting the word “couture” in your brand name does not make a brand Couture – sorry, Juicy.

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Paris: Givenchy's Casting Statement

 Kendall Jenner, Mariacarla Boscono, Julia Nobis, and Jamie Bochert for Givenchy FW 2014 campaign shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott |  FashionCopious

Kendall Jenner, Mariacarla Boscono, Julia Nobis, and Jamie Bochert for Givenchy FW 2014 campaign shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott | FashionCopious

She may have had an unconventional career trajectory, but Kendall Jenner is here to stay. The new Givenchy campaign is a major coup for the young celebrity-turned-model, who's high fashion credibility has steadily been rising since she walked for Marc Jacobs in February. As noted on TBM:

Celebrities often take up modelling jobs, but it is rare that they are actual models (see Jennifer Lawrence for Dior, etc.) Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid seem to be breaking the mould. The two reality TV celebrities have been booking jobs in which they feature not as celebrities, but as models.

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Nathalie no more

 Jourdan Dunn covers Grey Magazine F/W 2013

Jourdan Dunn covers Grey Magazine F/W 2013

via FashionCopious:

Nathalie Models will be merging with Women Paris. Nathalie Cros-Coitton, owner and founder of Nathalie models, will be running the newly merged Parisian agency. The company owns a majority stake in Elite Model Management, which owns the powerful Elite Paris-Society NY network. Right as the New York agency shake-ups seem to be dying down, now it seems like Paris is in for quite a few changes…

The Nathalie girls will join Women on their own board, and gradually all the girls will be phased into Women Management.

Women Paris opened in 2003. Nathalie has been operational since 1995. Nathalie currently represents big names like Malaika Firth, Sui He, Jourdan Dunn, Benjamin Eldem, and Ton Heukels.

PGM acquired Women Paris last month. Read more.