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Kim Kardashian walks in Balenciaga show at Paris Couture Fashion Week



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Written by Leah Dolan, CNN

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Whereas the world is seemingly one large runway for Kim Kardashian, on Wednesday she stepped onto an precise catwalk at Balenciaga’s newest present throughout Paris Haute Couture Week.

Held on the authentic Balenciaga couture salon, Kardashian walked the present in a full-length black robe with sweetheart neckline, built-in gloves and boots — a signature silhouette of the label. It was a household affair on the front-row, too, along with her daughter North West and mom Kris Jenner additionally current.

North West and Kris Jenner outside the Balenciaga haute couture show in Paris.

North West and Kris Jenner exterior the Balenciaga high fashion present in Paris. Credit score: Jacopo M. Raule/Getty For Balenciaga

Though she has walked for LA Style Week and her sister’s label Sprint again within the late 2000s, that is Kardashian’s first Paris Style Week present and arguably her most prestigious modeling accolade but.

Kardashian joined a slew of A-listers strolling for Balenciaga together with Nicole Kidman, Dua Lipa, Bella Hadid and Naomi Campbell who have been all forged within the present. Supermodel icon Campbell was seen bursting by the salon’s curtained door frames in a voluminous high-shine black ball robe full with tall structured collar, whereas actor Nicole Kidman resurrected her modeling profession from the Eighties for the event. The primary half of the catwalk featured fashions sporting shiny black full-coverage facemasks, highlighting the well-known faces even additional.

Balenciaga’s choice to forged a star-studded present could also be a part of the model’s mission to open up the unique world of couture to the mainstream. On Wednesday, the identical day as its present, it unveiled a “couture retailer” contained in the historic 1937 Parisian salon. CEO, Cédric Charbit, mentioned in a press assertion he wished to demystify the “very closed universe” of high fashion by permitting youthful shoppers to see unique items up-close and study in regards to the all-important ateliers.

Kardashian’s skilled relationship with artistic director Denma and Balenciaga reached new heights this yr when she was introduced because the face of the model in February. Beforehand, she had worn Balenciaga designs to various high-profile occasions, together with a head-to-toe black masked look at the 2021 Met Gala and a sizzling pink spandex ensemble which she wore whereas presenting Saturday Night time Dwell later that yr. “Walked in my first Paris Style Week present and a couture present at that!” she wrote on Instagram stories. “OMG! A dream come true. Thanks Balenciaga and Demna.”

Prime picture: Kim Kardashian walks for the 51st Balenciaga couture present in Paris.