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Pricey punk

Balmain designer Christophe Decarnin showed an audience, packed into a gilded salon in Paris' Grand Hotel, a spring 2011 collection of torn jeans, studded leather jackets and tattered t-shirts -- all in an homage to classic punk style.

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