Balmaın and Beyoncé release couture collectıon ınspıred by ‘Renaıssance’

The French luxury brand’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, released a lookbook Friday of showstopping designs made in collaboration with Beyoncé. The collection’s theme: each look translates a song from the 2022 album — such as “Break My Soul,” “Cozy” and “Summer Renaissance” — into fashion. Vogue France shared images of two additional gowns, including one worn by the singer on the magazine’s April 2023 cover.

Called Renaissance Couture, the collection features plenty of dramatic sculptural moments — including hammered metal breastplates, 3D-printed bustiers and fireworks made from feathers — along with luxe velvets, meticulously embroidered gowns and a wearable crystal chandelier. It’s details, details, details, all the way down to Beyoncé’s autograph forming the base of pairs of platform heels.Rousteing conceived the project when he became singularly obsessed with “Renaissance” after its release last summer, he said in a statement.

Over a period of several months, while producing separate runway collections, Rousteing presented his ideas and worked closely with Beyoncé and her stylist, Marni Senofonte, to create the Renaissance Couture looks. The project’s unveiling arrives just weeks ahead of the singer’s spring and summer world tour.