“Is It Cake?”: A Chaotic Balmain SS24 Review
THURSDAY SEP. 28, 2023 12:05 AM PARIS.
On their way to the afters, the Interview fashion team pulls up their favorite selects from the Balmain SS24 show—igniting a heated debate over cake, peplum, and patent leather roses.
TAYLORE SCARABELLI: Wait, we should just review this Balmain show.
DARA: Okay. We’re going through the Balmain show. Olivier Rousteing’s show that got robbed.
SCARABELLI: She was robbed. But you know, I can’t tell.
LUCY GASTON: Look one is not saying, “I’ve been robbed.”
SCARABELLI: Although she looks like she might get robbed because she looks fab. I like look two.
DARA: I would rob look two. Those rose buttons are so nice.
GASTON: And look three with the hip.
DARA: I love a hip pad. As a woman with no hips, I need that. It’s a built-in BBL.
SCARABELLI: But what?
DARA: Hold on. Look ten is the moment because what else do you need other than the Madonna cone bra underneath?
SCARABELLI: I have a question. Is peplum coming back?
DARA: Yes, peplum is so back—
SCARABELLI: I keep seeing it—
DARA: I’ve never let a peplum leave me. I’m into a peplum.
SCARABELLI: I’ve rocked a peplum in the past.
DARA: Here’s the thing about the kids who think a peplum is cheugy—what it does for the body is an undeniable slay.
SCARABELLI: An undeniable slay. Wow. You heard it here first.
DARA: Because it gives you waist, it gives you hip, it gives you shape. And then there’s those major plastic flower dresses that are coo-coo crazy.
SCARABELLI: Those are patent leather, darling.
DARA: I’m overstimulated.
GASTON: This is when we enter the, “Is it cake” era.
DARA: Is it cake?
SCARABELLI: Very cake.
GASTON: It’s a full garden of roses.
DARA: Oh my god. Is it a coat?
SCARABELLI: It’s a bush, honey. And then we really get into this spring summer vibe.
GASTON: Honestly, I love this yellow. She’s gorgeous.
DARA: Our car is here in one minute, so spit it out.
GASTON: Did we pay for this champagne?
SCARABELLI: Okay. We’re in the Uber.
DARA: We paid for the champagne and now we’re on the way to the after party and we’re talking Balmain.
SCARABELLI: We’re talking about, “Is it cake?”
GASTON: Let me go back, back, back. Okay, so look 33 really starts off, “Is it cake?” But then we hit 36, which is so Taylor Swift.
DARA: Oh yeah. Taylor Swift with her new relationship giving hot, sexy, patent leather, flower rhinestone—
SCARABELLI: She’s getting laid in that dress, honey.
DARA: Okay, boleros. Another conversation. Are they back?
SCARABELLI: Boleros are timeless.
DARA: Yeah, because as women, we need something to keep us a little bit warm, but also not too covered.
SCARABELLI: Okay, I want a moment for look number 45.
GASTON: For 45?
DARA: You’re wearing 45. The drop waist couture beading.
GASTON: The beading is really nice.
DARA: You know what’s really good about that silhouette? She’s still giving you waist because of what?
SCARABELLI: Because of the built-in BBL. [Laughs] Wait we’re almost at 10 minutes. We’ve got to cap it. But this rose lattice look is the ultimate fondant piece.
DARA: That’s so cake.
GASTON: It’s so cake.
SCARABELLI: Is it cake?
GASTON: No question.