Kim Kardashian lets the past be the past when it comes to Balenciaga .
Less than a year after the luxury brand sparked controversy over its advertising campaign with children, the Kardashians star modeled her latest summer 2024 collection during Paris Fashion Week.
For Balenciaga’s new lookbook, Kim posed in front of a bright red curtain while wearing a tight black dress that looked like it had been dipped in water with its latex leather trim. The design also featured a corseted top and an asymmetrical hem.
While the SKIMS founder wore high boots that matched the brand’s famous stretch knit fabric, she also held a shiny silver high heel in her right hand.
What about Kim’s glamour? Her wet-looking hairstyle, parted in the middle, perfectly matched her wet-looking dress. In addition, she moved away from her characteristic make-up style and opted for a more natural look.
Although Kim supported Balenciaga with the lookbook photo shoot during Paris Fashion Week, Page Six reports that she did not participate in the brand’s show on October 1. Instead, she attended a first private presentation of the collection. However, the agency found that Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble were visiting the runway.
Kim’s partnership with Balenciaga comes less than a year after the brand attracted criticism for an advertising campaign that showed children holding what appeared to be BDSM-inspired teddy bears.
We sincerely apologize for any insult that our Christmas campaign may have caused, Balenciaga said in a statement last November. As part of this campaign, our bags with plush mice were not supposed to be shown with children. We immediately removed the campaign from all platforms.
It was then that Kim addressed the controversial images, revealing that she was reevaluating her relationship with the brand.
I’ve been quiet the last few days, she started her Instagram stories in November. 27, not because he wasn’t shocked and outraged by Balenciaga’s recent campaigns, but because he wanted the opportunity to talk to his team to understand why. Myself, how this could have happened.
Kim explained why the photos affected her personally.
“As a mother of four children, these disturbing images moved me,” she continued. The safety of children must be taken with the utmost consideration and anything that speaks against it must have no place in our society.
The reality TV personality noted that she would consider working with the brand again if they were willing to take responsibility.
Before modeling for this official Balenciaga campaign, Kim wore her outfits in April when she was enjoying a girls trip to Tokyo. At the time, she was rocking several of the brand’s signature pieces, including a bright pink faux fur coat and silver metallic over-the-knee boots.