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Beyoncé Co-designs Renaissance Couture Collection With Balmain

Beyoncé. Photo: Mason Poole/Parkwood Media/Getty Images

One thing about Beyoncé: She will always have a fashion partnership waiting in the wings. The Grammy Award–winning singer announced her Renaissance Couture collection — her first high-fashion collaboration with Balmain and its creative director, Olivier Rousteing — one day after sources told The Hollywood Reporter that her five-year Adidas x Ivy Park collaboration is no more. “Olivier is a dream partner and a designer who is constantly innovating and evolving,” Beyoncé said in a statement to Vogue France. “All that he has done as a black designer to open doors has been a source of inspiration. Ever since our very first meeting, and thanks to the designs that he has made for my shows and appearances over the years, I knew that one day I would work on a collection with him. I am extremely proud of what we have created, and of the synergies that formed between our teams.”

The collection of 16 looks arrived by way of a Vogue France editorial, teased on Instagram with each outfit corresponding to a Renaissance track. Visually speaking, the velvet, feathered, furry, and bedazzled looks appear to take inspiration from Thierry Mugler’s famous chandelier dress, Elsa Schiaparelli’s gilded breastplates, Noir Kei Ninomiya’s voluminous out-of-this-world looks, Philip Treacy’s wondrous headpieces designed for Grace Jones, and, obviously, the singer herself. “Beyoncé advocates for freedom above all else, for freedom in today’s world,” Rousteing said in a statement to Vogue France. “This is a powerful voice that resonates. She speaks of diversity, of every kind of diversity, and pays tribute to the queer community, honoring house music, ballroom and voguing balls.” It’s couture, honey.

Beyoncé Co-designs Balmain Couture Collection