Jessica Alba brought ladylike style to Balmain’s fall 2023 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week.
Alba arrived to the show to take in creative director Olivier Rousteing’s new designs on Wednesday, wearing a sharp all-black outfit. The Honest Beauty founder’s attire featured a cinched Balmain minidress, accentuated by a draped skirt, twisted bodice and deep neckline. Alba finished her look with velvet gloves and sheer black $10 Calzedonia Denier tights, channeling the high-society spirit of the 1950s and ’60s “Ladies Who Lunch.”
Alba elevated her dressed-up outfit with a gloss reptile-embossed version of the brand’s top-handle B Buzz handbag, as well as sculpted gold post earrings and a delicate gold and silver heart pendant necklace.
When it came to footwear, Alba sharpened her ensemble with a pair of pointed-toe pumps. Crafted from black satin, the “Honey” star’s style featured the silhouette’s traditional triangular toes and stiletto heels. The set gained a burst of glamour from diamond-shaped embroidery embellished with pearls and sparkling crystals, giving Alba’s attire an elegantly ornate finish — one, in fact, that the ladies who lunch would undoubtedly wear today.
Alba was joined in Rousteing’s front row by similarly sharply dressed guests, including Jourdan Dunn, Mia Regan and Patrick Flinker. The sophisticated Balmain show followed a string of brands that have shown mature, dressy fall 2023 collections, including Saint Laurent, Prada, Max Mara and Tory Burch.
Paris Fashion Week previews upcoming fashion collections with runway shows and presentations in Paris, France. Held from February 27-March 7, the fall 2023 schedule spotlights new collections from labels including Chanel, Dior, Chloé, Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton. This season will notably include Harris Reed’s debut collection for Nina Ricci, Schiaparelli’s first ready-to-wear show and Alexander McQueen’s return to the Paris schedule.