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Christophe Decarnin, former creative director of Balmain, has officially parted ways with the fashion house after a longtime absence. The NY Times reports:
"Mr. Decarnin hit some kind of personal impasse and lost control of the label. According to a number of people close to the house, Mr. Decarnin, under stress for some time, was absent from Balmain in the weeks before the show, perhaps since the first of the year. He was not at the show. And he has communicated little with the company’s chief executive, according to people close to the house." [NY Times]