Beyoncé and Balmain's Olivier Rousteing launch collaboration inspired by "Renaissance" album
Music superstar Beyoncé on Friday announced a new couture collection in partnership with Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing.
According to Vogue, the collection, called "Renaissance Couture," features 16 outfits that are inspired by tracks from her album "Renaissance," and is being dubbed, "The first wearable album!"
Beyoncé took to Instagram on Friday to thank the designer and the French fashion house "for bringing Renaissance to life in couture."
"Designing alongside you was freeing — thank you for allowing me to celebrate the human form, to take artistic risks, to push boundaries and to freely express myself," she wrote.
Vogue France, which described Beyonce as its "superstar" in its April edition, detailed how the collaboration came about. Rousteing reached out to Beyonce's team in hopes of co-creating the collection after listening to the album last year, Vogue said.
"Dear @beyonce creating this couture collection with you was more than a dream," Rousteing wrote on Instagram. "You inspired me everyday since the beginning of my career. Renaissance is more than an album it's FREEDOM, it's STRENGTH, LOVE and BATTLE FOR A BETTER FUTURE."
Beyonce, who now holds the record for the most Grammy wins in history with 32, announced the Renaissance world tour that is set to begin on May 10 in Stockholm's Friends Arena.
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