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If you had your eye on one of those beaded H&M x Balmain dresses as seen on Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, get ready to fork over some cash online and in stores on the launch date, November 5th. The full Balmain for H&M collection just hit the internet, and it looks like it will be one of the fast fashion retailer's priciest collabs yet. Heavily embellished dresses and jackets are priced in the $400 and $500 range, topping out at $649 for Hadid's Harper's Bazaar party dress.
H&M's creative advisor Ann-Sofie Johansson told WWD, "this collection is a little bit more expensive," after showing off that white and black dress with 250,000 hand-sewn beads. This is the first time H&M has ever used hand beading. "It’s the most expensive piece," she said, "but it’s a real value for the money."
In addition to $399 leather pants and $299 purses, the expansive collection also includes $34.99 T-shirts and shiny headphones for $49.99. Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing originally wanted to make his H&M collab even bigger. "We didn’t have any problems. It was only that he wanted to make a really big collection," Johansson told WWD. "We had to take it down a bit. He has so many ideas. He’s a lot of fun. He’s a team player." One of those ideas is a Balmain and H&M limited-edition fragrance, which will feature white jasmine and will land in stores worldwide on December 3rd.
To get ready for H&M's Balmain Periscope fashion show tomorrow, watch Yahoo Style's behind-the-scene video from the H&M campaign shoot that shows Kendall Jenner and Rousteing getting dance lessons.