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Nicole Kidman, Katy Perry and More Among Guests

Nicole Kidman, Katy Perry and More Among Guests

Nicole Kidman, Katy Perry and More Among Guests

When celebs flee N.Y. and L.A. in the summer, Paris morphs into a City of Light starry hub – particularly for recent menswear shows which welcomed Jeff Goldblum, Pharrell, ASAP Rocky and Rihanna, Sabrina Carpenter, Colman Domingo and now, fall 2024 couture. While Dior Couture had glammed visits from Jennifer Lopez and Doja Cat, and Armani Privé proudly featured Cate Blanchett, Naomi Harris and Marisa Abela, Balenciaga took the prize for the best dressed front row.

For the show, Creative Director Demna outdid himself on star quality and quantity with guests including Nicole Kidman with daughter Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, Naomi Watts and daughter Kai Schreiber, Maya Rudolph and daughter Pearl Minnie Anderson (her dad’s director Paul Thomas Anderson) Katy Perry, Kerry Washington, Teyana Taylor, Joey King, Lisa Rinna, Michelle Yeoh and Charli XCX. The myriad of A-list stars made for a pretty picturesque front row at Balenciaga’s grand HQ on Avenue George V.

The daughters of Kidman, Watts and Rudolph were dressed in chic Balenciaga black, seemingly getting a jump on their fashion educations with a little help from their movies star moms’ closets.

Watts paired a chic Balenciaga white suit with black tights, whereas Kidman donned a goth style short sleeved gown with fishtail style body that dragged on the floor a la Cruella. Speaking of Cruella, Rinna debuted new platinum hair and wore a long animal print coat. Perry, who said it was her first Balenciaga show, told friends she wanted to go “sexy, sensual, simple but chic, and wear my nylons right above my C-section star.”

The show was an example of over-sized chic at its biggest. Hats were so oversized that faces were obscured. Denim two piece looks instantly turned theirs wearer gender non specific. Leather pieces were puffed out; one was paired with a long leather fishtail skirt that could be ready for the Emmy’s red carpet. Coats and even gowns were often wrapped with black or multi colored fabrics – the gowns being the only pieces that revealed any of the models’ figures – and could well make it to awards season. Demna made a point of emulating skate wear, goth, metalhead and punk subcultures. Safe to say the show could be described as Punk Couture and Malcolm McLaren would approve.

See some of the stars’ looks below.

Nicole Kidman attends the Balenciaga 53rd Couture Collection as part of Paris Fashion Week.

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Michelle Yeoh

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Maya Rudolph

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Lisa Rinna

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Joey King

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Kerry Washington

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Naomi Watts

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