Distressed denim jeans: Call this trend Balmainia
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A model wears distressed denim at the Pierre Balmain - Paris Fashion Week- Spring/Summer '09 show.( Chris Moore / Catwalking / Getty Images )
By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Have a hole or three in your favorite pair of jeans? Youre in luck and right on trend this season, because ripped, nicked and distressed jeans have overshadowed last summers boyfriend style as the denim du jour.
A model walks the runway in September 2008 during the Pierre Balmain show during Paris Fashion Week for spring-summer 2009 collections.
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