Cardi B makes runway debut for Balenciaga

Cardi B makes runway debut for Balenciaga

By Cecilia Matanatabu
Friday 08/12/2023
The storied house took over part of South Windsor Boulevard in Los Angeles for the event, which marked their first show in the city. [Image: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Balenciaga]

Cardi B is known for bringing runway looks to the red carpet, but on Saturday she made a surprise appearance on the catwalk itself.

Modeling a bold floor-length blue coat and sparkling diamond jewelry, the rapper made her fashion show debut for Balenciaga as the label shut down a stretch of Los Angeles’ South Windsor Boulevard for a star-studded presentation.

“Yesterday was a dream!” she wrote on Instagram on Sunday, addressing the Spanish brand and its creative director Demna Gvasalia.

“I had too much fun storming your runway!” Earlier on X, formerly Twitter, she posted a shot of herself walking the catwalk alongside the pun, “On my way to chic fil A!”

Cardi B was joined on the tree-lined outdoor runway by models including Liu Wen and Mariacarla Boscono, marking the first time the brand has ever held a show in LA.

The rapper, whose second studio album is expected next year, has a reputation for both elegant haute couture and over-the-top fashion statements — such as the vintage oyster-inspired Mugler dress she wore to the Grammys in 2019.

Vogue magazine’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has previously praised the 31-year-old’s style, identifying her burgundy Thom Browne gown as a standout look at that year’s Met Gala.

Priced at $7,950, the faux-fur off-the-shoulder coat she modelled on Saturday is part of Balenciaga’s new pre-fall 2023 collection. Elsewhere, wide-ranging looks spanned baggy, layered “neo-grunge” ensembles and structural evening gowns.

The show signalled a marked move toward activewear — with shorts, bra tops and leggings among the latest offerings — while a “jersey section” took inspiration from 2000s-style velour tracksuits, the label said.

[Source: CNN]

FEATURE NEWS
No time frame given for the salvage operations of RFNS Puamau
No timeline has been given on how long the salvage operations for the RFNS Puamau will take as the Fiji Navy has started the de-fuelling process in Fu...
11 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
Chance for a reset
As Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka reflects on his position post the extraordinary events of the last two weeks his options may appear intoxicating, ...
10 hours ago

Committee silent on 7-year tax holiday to Fiji Water – Chaudhry
Fiji Labour Party leader, Mahendra Chaudhry says it is surprising that the 2023 Fiscal Review Committee which has submitted a range of taxation ...
11 hours ago

Fiscal Review Committee wants departure tax to be increased
The Fiscal Review Committee is recommending a staggered implementation of the departure tax to $170 from 1st April 2025 and $200 from 1st April 2026 ...
11 hours ago

Govt not considering 30% pay increase for teachers – Prof. Prasad
A 30 percent increase is not something the government is considering for teachers. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Professor Biman ...
15 hours ago

Excitement builds up as Hibiscus Festival coming back after 5 years
Excitement is in the air as Suva braces to hold the mother of all festivals, the Miss Hibiscus Festival which will be held after a lapse of 5 ...
16 hours ago



fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
yb
IN DEPTH
Crisis within FijiFirst relating to the termination of 17 MPs who voted for salary increases
A crisis has erupted within the FijiFirst party relating to the termination of 17 members of parliament who supported the government's motion to ...
5 days ago

Pre-Budget 2024-2025
Pre Budget 2024-2025 budget recommendations and an insight of what people on the ground wish to see in the National Budget
7 days ago

Sayed-Khaiyum case on alleged payment of Saneem's taxes without proper approval
It is alleged that between the 30th of June, 2022 and the 12th of July, 2022 in Suva, whilst being employed in the civil service as the Acting Prime ...
8 days ago

TOP