Besides loving the Balmain perfumes, of which I am happy to own a few, I love the Balmain blazers and jackets. Well-tailored, structural, coloured, feminine yet masculin, because the first blazers were made for men.
After the Second World War, we, women, seeing how much we helped in the industry, taking up men's jobs while they were fighting in the war, could not just sit peacefully when the war ended and the others were expecting us to go home and take care of our kids, like we did before. No, we wanted equal rights because we kept up the industry as much as you, men, kept up fighting on the battlefields and protected your nations. I know some people who say that if women wanted equal rights, they should have fought too. Well, I am sure we would have done that if we were allowed. Now, we are in 2013 and you can see nearly as many women in the army as men.
Anyway, I did not want to discuss equal rights between men and women in my post, mainly because I do not want to start a fight on my comment page. Let's all be happy and peaceful and keep reading what I am going to say in my letter.
As the women wanted equal rights after war, they started dressing more masculine: pants, blazers, button down shirts. They wanted to resemble men, even if only by their attire. And that is how the women started wearing blazers, that got through a rough period of changes until they got to us, in 2013.
When I see a woman dressed in pant suits and button down shirts, or when I see myself in the mirror dressed like that, I remember the... read more at