Unless you’ve been living off the grid, you’ll have noticed Balenciaga having a serious time. From a multitude of new collaborations (Fortnite, Gucci’s “Hacker Project”, this mini episode of The simpsons), to a critically acclaimed haute couture collection, to dressing the most influential names at the Met Gala – 2021 has brought momentous occasions to the Parisian powerhouse. “People put me in the box of someone who designs hoodies and sneakers — and that’s not really who I am,” said creative director Demna (who recently dropped his last name) . vogues Sarah Mower from her beginnings in sewing. “I wanted to show who I am as a designer, given the heritage [of the house] that I am lucky to have here.
Following the announcement of another collab that will rock the fashion world – yes, we’re talking about the highly anticipated Yeezy Gap mash-up – interest in the brand continues to grow. Barely a week into the new year, celebrity mentions for Balenciaga are piling up — think Kim Kardashian in a head-to-toe navy look with stretch-knit Knife pantaloons; Dua Lipa in an oversized biker jacket; Alexa Demie’s custom couture dress adorned with black micro sequins at the premiere of Euphoria; and, of course, Ye (formerly Kanye West) and Julia Fox’s coordinated public appearances that sent social media tumbling.
Below is a recap of Balenciaga’s top celebrity moments so far in 2022.