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Inside Balenciaga’s LA Fashion Show: Kim Kardashian, Cardi B and More

The stars hit the streets of Los Angeles Saturday afternoon for Balenciaga’s much-anticipated fashion show.

Kim Kardashian arrived carrying an Erewhon shopping bag, the latest collaboration between the luxury fashion house and the upscale grocery store.

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“This is my purse for the day,” Kardashian told me, explaining that Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia asked her to carry it. “There are flowers in it. I’m going to give them to Demna later.”

One onlooker whispered, “I heard the bags are $1,000.”

Cardi B was a surprise model in the show. Wearing an oversized blue coat, Cardi later joined Teyana Taylor to pose for photographers in the front row.

Another celeb model was 1980s movie icon Brigitte Nielsen.

The show took place on a blocked-off residential street in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Rumor has it that residents on the block were paid $1,000 per house for the inconvenience.

Nicole Kidman worried about getting sunburnt sitting in the front row. “We have to get umbrellas,” she cracked to her “Nine Perfect Strangers” co-star Samara Weaving.

Salma Hayek was in a black dress accented with a hot pink handbag and matching heels. “This is my Balenciaga Barbie,” she said, also pointing to her ponytail.

After the show, Kardashian told me that she loved the Juicy Couture-inspired sweats that opened the show. “It was very, very L.A.,” she said. “The collection was amazing.”

“I loved the black fur off-the-shoulder moment,” Kendall Jenner said.

Joey King, who reunited with her “Kissing Booth” co-star Taylor Zakhar Perez in a big embrace, gushed over wearing Balenciaga. “I always get so excited when I get to wear Balenciaga,” she said. “Every time, I feel sexy but not in a basic boring way. I feel sexy in this very cool elevated way. It’s chic.”

Invites for the show, which featured the fall 2024 collection, included hand-delivered Balenciaga power bar paperweights. Post-parties are set to include an early evening cocktail soiree and a late-night bash hosted by Cardi B.

Click below to see all the best pics from inside the fashion show.

 

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Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian

Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian
Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian

Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian arrive at the show. Kim carries the new Erewhhon shopping bag collaboration with Balenciaga.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman slipped on her chic sunglasses after some urging from photogrpahers.

Taylor Zakhar Perez

Taylor Zakhar Perez
Taylor Zakhar Perez

“I think there are metal hangers in there,” “Red, White & Royal Blue” star Taylor Zakhar Perez said of his jacket’s shoulder pads.

2 Chainz and Lil Wayne

2 Chainz and Lil Wayne
2 Chainz and Lil Wayne

2 Chainz and Lil Wayne take their seats in the front row.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek said of her pink bag and shoes, “I’m Balenciaga Barbie.”

Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz

Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz
Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz

Brooklyn Beckham told Variety that he loved the oversize sneakers in the new Balenciaga collection. Nicola Peltz gushed, “The collection was so amazing. It felt so LA.”

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham

Model Ashley Graham arrives at the show.

Natasha Lyonne and Billie Lourd

Natasha Lyonne and Billie Lourd
Natasha Lyonne and Billie Lourd

An almost unrecognizable Natasha Lyonne hangs with Billie Lourd.

Chris Appleton

Chris Appleton
Chris Appleton

Celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton poses on the carpet before having to primp Kim Kardashian’s tresses after her arrival to the show.

Hari Nef

Hari Nef
Hari Nef

Hari Nef was in awe of seeing Brigitte Nielsen walk the runway: “If anything is going to make me miss LA, it’s Brigitte Nielsen.”

Teyana Taylor and Cardi B

Teyana Taylor and Cardi B
Teyana Taylor and Cardi B

Teyana Taylor and Cardi B pucker up after the show.

Samara Weaving and Nicole Kidman

Samara Weaving and Nicole Kidman
Samara Weaving and Nicole Kidman

It was a “Nine Pefect Strangers” reunion when Samara Weaving and Nicole Kidman ran into each other at the show.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian said her favorite pieces in the show were the Juicy Couture-inspired sweats. “The collection was amazing,” she told Variety.

Gela Nash and John Taylor

Gela Nash and John Taylor
Gela Nash and John Taylor

Gela Nash and John Taylor are among the first to arrive at the show.

Salma Hayek, François-Henri Pinault and Kim Kardashian

Salma Hayek, François-Henri Pinault and Kim Kardashian
Salma Hayek, François-Henri Pinault and Kim Kardashian

Salma Hayek, Kerig CEO François-Henri Pinault and Kim Kardashian hang after the show.

Eva Longoria and Kendall Jenner

Eva Longoria and Kendall Jenner
Eva Longoria and Kendall Jenner

Eva Longoria told Variety she loved the Ugg-esque boots while Kendall Jenner raved about the grey version of the dress she wore to the show.

Cardi B

Cardi B
Cardi B

Cardi B wears the blue coat she donned in the show.

Joey King

Joey King
Joey King

“I always get so excited when I get to wear Balenciaga,” Joey King told Variety. “Every time, I feel sexy but not in a basic boring way. I feel sexy in this very cool elevated way. It’s chic.”

Tyler James Williams

Tyler James Williams
Tyler James Williams

“Abbott Elementary” star Tyler James Williams shows off his abs.

Storm Reid

Storm Reid
Storm Reid

“Euphoria” star Storm Reid arrives at the show.

Nicole Kidman and Cédric Charbit

Nicole Kidman and Cédric Charbit
Nicole Kidman and Cédric Charbit

Nicole Kidman poses with Balenciaga CEO Cédric Charbit.

Elizabeth Banks and Rachel Sennott

Elizabeth Banks and Rachel Sennott
Elizabeth Banks and Rachel Sennott

Elizabeth Banks and Rachel Sennott look fierce together.

Brigitte Nielsen

Brigitte Nielsen
Brigitte Nielsen

Brigitte Nielsen walks in the show.

Tinashe

Tinashe
Tinashe

Tinashe’s look is in the bag.

Cookie Johnson and EJ Johnson

Cookie Johnson and EJ Johnson
Cookie Johnson and EJ Johnson

Balenciaga is a family affair for Cookie Johnson and EJ Johnson.

Amelia Gray Hamlin, Delilah Belle Hamlin and Lisa Rinna

Amelia Gray Hamlin, Delilah Belle Hamlin and Lisa Rinna
Amelia Gray Hamlin, Delilah Belle Hamlin and Lisa Rinna

Amelia Gray Hamlin and Delilah Belle Hamlin pose with mom Lisa Rinna at the start of the show.

Ashton Sanders

Ashton Sanders
Ashton Sanders

“Moonlight” star Ashton Sanders puts his best foot forward.