Beyoncé has teamed up with Olivier Rousteing, the creative director of Balmain, to create a collection of high-fashion looks inspired by her new album, Renaissance. The collection, called Renaissance Couture by Beyoncé x Balmain, features 16 one-of-a-kind haute couture outfits, each corresponding with a song from the album. The collection made its debut on the cover of French Vogue on March 24th and won’t be available for sale.
Rousteing said that he worked closely with Beyoncé to design the looks and was blown away by the album’s disco-house-inflected record. He praised Beyoncé’s advocacy for freedom and diversity, saying that she pays tribute to the queer community and honors house music, ballroom, and voguing balls. Beyoncé also praised Rousteing as a dream partner, calling him a constantly innovating and evolving designer. She said that she knew she would one day work with him on a collection, and she is proud of the synergy between their teams.
The outfits in the collection are stunning, with each look corresponding with a song from the album. For example, “Alien Superstar” is a glittering bodysuit with a dramatic matching headpiece and sunglasses, while “Heated” is a form-fitting black hooded dress studded with rhinestones. Beyoncé has already been seen wearing some of the outfits, including the pale pink gown with a gold breast plate and matching golden hat that she wore in an Instagram post after the Grammys.
This collection is just the latest innovation from Beyoncé, who is known for her original album rollouts. While she recently parted ways with Adidas, with whom she had a creative partnership for her Ivy Park athleisure line, she has now teamed up with Balmain to create a one-of-a-kind collection that showcases her love of freedom, diversity, and house music. Beyoncé and Rousteing have created a truly unique and inspiring collection that fans of the singer and the designer are sure to love.