Has it been done before? Couture inspired by and in collaboration with THE biggest star in the world?
Not that I know of. Over the last five months Balmain‘s Olivier Rousteing inspired by a certain track, and often even a certain lyric, from Beyonce’s Renaissance, created the Balmain x Beyoncé couture collection.
Rousteing told Vogue,
I can’t help but be thrilled by the history-making aspects of this collaboration. This appears to be the first time that a Black woman has overseen the couture offering from an historic Parisian house.
And those designs were created in partnership with the first Black man to ever oversee all the collections at an historic Parisian house. Let’s hope those two firsts help inspire plenty of others…
Thank you, Beyoncé for creating the infectious, joyous music that launched this journey—and for partnering with me to ensure that we designed the collection that perfectly reflected the power of those compositions.”
Below are a few of the 17 looks co-created by Rousteing and Beyoncé for this special collection.
You can see 12 of the 17 looks, plus the inspiration behind each, at Vogue.com.
(Photos, Courtesy Balmain)