Black Balmain and Barbara Martelo

If, during a fashion week, you spot a Balmain skirt that’s as short, sharp and dangerous as a concealed weapon, odds are it will belong to Barbara Martelo. She’s a living paradigm of the adage that if you find something that works for you, stick to it: and the leg-baring Balmain silhouettes are certainly a style that works for her.

Barbara Martelo street style black Balmain skirt

barbara martelo black balmain

This all-black outfit was photographed as she attended the Chloe show at the Jardin des Tuileries during Paris fashion week.

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