Cardi B can cross off her dream of making her runway debut.
As part of Balenciaga’s pre-fall 2024 presentation in Los Angeles on Saturday, the 31-year-old rapper made her debut on the catwalk. Though the fluffy, big coat was the primary item on display, she wore a bustier bodysuit underneath her brilliant blue faux fur off-the-shoulder coat. Along with her stunning jewelry, Cardi looked stunning as she slayed her first catwalk. She wore a flashy diamond chain around her neck bearing the brand’s emblem, along with a set of diamond studs and a ring.
She wore her hair back and arranged it in a long ponytail behind her, and she accessorized with a striking dark red lip and dramatic cat-eye makeup. Net Worth of Cardi B, and Everything About Her Instagram, Biography, Age & Awards.
The fashion label located in Paris staged its inaugural presentation on a closed-down street in the Hancock Park neighborhood of the city. It was the brand’s first since their contentious holiday campaign in 2022. The models had an amazing backdrop as they displayed the comfortable and laid-back streetwear-inspired collection, thanks to the road lined with palm trees that was precisely perpendicular to the Hollywood sign.
Cardi posted a picture of herself walking the runway on X (previously known as Twitter) as she thought back on the thrilling event. She humorously captioned the picture, saying, “On my way to chic fil A!”
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Despite the fact that Cardi B made her runway debut on Saturday, her husband Offset has previously walked the Balenciaga catwalk. The 31-year-old rapper from Migos walked in the Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2022 presentation while fully clothed during Paris Fashion Week in 2021.
After the show, she expressed her admiration for her spouse on Instagram, writing, “So proud of my husband @offsetrn who walked the show!” at the time.
Celebrities including Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, and Kim Kardashian attended the star-studded presentation on Saturday to view designer Demna’s inventive takes on L.A. fashion standards, which included evening dress, grunge, and sportswear.
Limited-edition merchandise was also on display, including jewelry and totes created in association with Jacob & Co. and apparel and totes created in partnership with organic shop Erewhon.
Kardashian, 43, has been an ambassador for the fashion brand for almost two years. She channeled the edgy vibes of the brand by pairing a black Balenciaga logo blazer with a nude high-deck top and nude lace leggings. She added damp hair and black visor shades to complete her ensemble. As she watched Cardi B go down the runway, she offered the rapper a nice shoutout on her Instagram Story.
The 57-year-old Hayek added some color to the occasion by accessorizing her black dress, black sunglasses, and sparkling silver drop earrings with neon pink heels and a neon pink purse.
Kidman chose to dress all in black for the performance, accessorizing with black gloves, heels, and a black double-breasted dress by Balenciaga.
The 56-year-old actress said she’s “excited” to start working for the company after being chosen its newest ambassador.
On my way to chic fil A! pic.twitter.com/8HOWgo75C9
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) December 3, 2023
In a press release, she stated, “Balenciaga has been with me through some of the most memorable events in my life, from my wedding to the Oscars red carpet,” and she expressed her excitement for “creating more memories together.”
The Balenciaga show on Saturday marked Demna’s return to the limelight following the internet outrage against the brand’s “Gift Collection” campaign from the previous year. The imagery in the campaign was divisive.
Two separate ads’ promotional graphics, one with toddlers holding teddy bears clad in leather bondage gear and the other with a “office” motif and a reference to a Supreme Court ruling on child porn, drew criticism for sexualizing children.
The company swiftly removed the advertisements and apologized in a statement for any offense the images may have caused. In addition, Balenciaga sued the production company that oversaw the campaign, claiming that the criticism of the photographs was due to “omissions” on the part of the company.
Eventually, the veteran creative director of the company released a statement accepting responsibility for the choice and expressing regret for the ensuing uproar.
In a statement posted on social media, he said, “I want to personally apologize for the wrong artistic choice of concept… and I take my responsibility.” Even though I occasionally like to elicit a thought through my work, I would NEVER intend to do so when it comes to such a horrible subject as child abuse, which I strongly oppose. To find out how I can contribute to and assist with this awful topic, I need to take notes, pay attention, and interact with kid safety organizations.”