Beyoncé and Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing Have Co-Designed a Collection

Beyoncé and Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing Have Co-Designed a Collection – Introducing Renaissance Couture

Olivier Rousteing should have been doing one of two things late last July; either finalizing Balmain’s spring 2023 collection or heading off on vacation.

Below is a piece-by-piece rundown of 12 of the 17 looks co-created by Rousteing and Beyoncé for this very special collection.

Beyoncé at the Brit Awards.

“I’m That Girl”

This fierce opener features a bustier in hammered metal by the sculptor Elie Hirsch, with matching spiked bracelets worn over a pareo skirt and gloves in black nappa lamb leather.

A feu d’artifice (fireworks) dress, in black velvet embroidered with pink feathers, accessorized with a black velvet turban and boots.

“Energy (01)”
A macrame gown crafted from a mix of multiple black silk, velvet, rayon and patent-leather threads. Its bodice is embroidered with black-dyed pheasant feathers.

“Break My Soul”
A hooded draped dress in shiny black velvet paired with a 3D-printed bustier that creates the illusion of a bare torso, electroplated in black chrome.

“Church Girl”
This look features a black-and-red velvet cape coat with metallic belt, a 3D-printed electroplated chest bustier in silver chrome, and a [vinyl] record-inspired, two-tone, flat, circular hat.

“Plastic Off the Sofa”
A bustier dress built around a pink chrome inverted bow.

“Virgo’s Groove”
A corolla gown and second skin in dusty pink velvet, with metallic décolleté by Elie Hirsch. The hat is based on a vintage Balmain design, reinterpreted in hammered metal.

A draped dress in thermo-strass bleu-gitane jersey with matching thermo-strass hat and corne headdress.

A hammered brass and crystal pendant illusion bustier worn over a black-velvet bodysuit with black-velvet turban and tassel chandelier earrings.

“All Up in Your Mind”
A feather-embroidered fan paired with black velvet and satin jumpsuit along with gloves and rhinestone adornment.


A graphic ensemble embroidered with sequins and feathers accessorized with draped earrings in metallic mesh and a black jersey turban.

“Summer Renaissance”

A short strapless dress with wig and cape, all embroidered with lurex fringes, crystals and rhinestones