Balmain's Christophe Decarnin in a "Mental Hospital"

This news according to HINTMAG.COM
"As if Paris Fashion Week couldn't be any more bizarre or unbelievable this season, we've just heard that designer Christophe Decarnin was a no-show at the Balmain collection today because he's been in a "mental hospital" since January, the result of a nervous breakdown.

Described as a "total nightmare," he disappeared one day in mid-January. Soon after, it was announced to employees that he would not be coming back. We're told he was not involved in the fall collection, which was designed instead by Balmain's in-house team and stylist Melanie Ward, who took over for Emmanuelle Alt, French Vogue's new editor-in-chief.

More details as they come in. "