Leave it to Kim Kardashian to go there with her fashion week look. The star has never been afraid to push the envelope, especially when it comes to wearing her recent go-to designer, Balenciaga. She’s become a muse for creative director, Demna, rocking skin-tight catsuits and “pantaboots” for months, she wore a full face covering at the 2021 Met Gala and now she subjected herself to go “full fashion” once again, by getting completely covered in Balenciaga-branded yellow caution tape.
Ahead of attending the brand’s Fall 2022 show during Paris Fashion Week, Kardashian showed exactly what went into her getting-ready process. On her Instagram Stories, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shared a video wearing a black top and leggings as four people wrapped tape around her heels, legs and arms.
Even her top-handle bag got the covered-up treatment, when she shared a second snap of her accessory.
The same full-tape outfit Kardashian wore was also spotted on the runway, which featured an post-apocalyptic tundra-type setting, with snow, thunder and lightening occurring while the models stormed through the 360-degree catwalk.
The show also paid tribute to those in Ukraine. A T-shirt featuring the Ukrainian flag was placed on each seat and Demna shared an emotional statement on the brand’s Instagram Story. “The war in Ukraine has triggered the pain of a past trauma I have carried in me since 1993, when the same thing happened in my home country and I became a forever refugee. Forever, because that’s something that stays in you,” the designer wrote. “The fear, the desperation, the realization that no one wants you. But I also realized what really matters in life, the most important things, like life itself and human love and compassion.”
He continued, “This is why working on this show this week was so incredibly hard for me. Because in a time like this, fashion loses its relevance and its actual right to exist. Fashion week feels like some kind of an absurdity. I thought for a moment about cancelling the show that I and my team worked hard on and were all looking forward to. But then I realized that cancelling this show would mean giving in, surrendering to the evil that has already hurt me so much for almost 30 years. I decided that I can no longer sacrifice parts of me to that senseless, heartless war of ego. This show needs no explanation. It is a dedication to fearlessness, to resistance, and to the victory of love and peace.”