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H&M x Balmain: See the Official Lookbook

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It might be anti-climatic after that Instagram leak, but the lookbook for H&M's collab with Balmain is here. Vogue published 20 images from the collab, as well as a lengthy interview with Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing about the line. The collab, which launches November 5th, offers everything from outerwear to many, many minidresses.

There's even an H&M dress that's directly from the main Balmain line. Rousteing told Vogue: "The allover beaded dress comes from my very first Balmain collection, so it’s like I’m literally giving to H&M the beginning of my story. There’s something emotional for me about how this dress was born, and now through H&M I’m giving it to the world."

Vogue doesn't mention pricing, but GQ notes that prices starts at $17.99 and go up to $699 for "a wildly embroidered jacket." See the men's H&M x Balmain lookbook over at GQ.

Rousteing also explained to Vogue how much this collab means to him:

For me an H&M collaboration is an achievement. I think I’m the only designer who has experienced them in three different ways. When I was a teenager I was a total H&M kid and was always at the front of the queue waiting for the next collaboration. Then, when I went to work at Roberto Cavalli, I was in the shadows for their collaboration with H&M, learning everything that I could. So when it came to my own collaboration with H&M, I remembered how it felt for me when I was young—what were my expectations and what I want the new generation to feel when they see Balmain x H&M. And because I had already worked on a collaboration, I knew how far I could push it, and how I could challenge both myself and H&M to make it the best it could be.H&M is even putting on a fashion show just for Balmain fans. On October 20th, tune into Periscope to see the H&M x Balmain looks live.