Balmain was founded by French fashion designer Pierre Balmain. In around 2008 and 2009, the clothing line became extremely popular both among fashion magazines, runways and celebrities (source). The fashion line has since crossed over to Hip-Hop and R&B. Below is a list of artists wearing Balmain. Peep the pictures and vote who rocked it the best below:
Earlier this summer, Kanye West performed at Summerfest 2011. During Yeezy’s set, he was styling on them lames in a $3,145 black silk stand collar shirt, which is almost identical to the women’s Balmain shirt from the Fall/Winter 2011 Collection.
Jay-Z performed at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC for the 2011 Adult Swim Upfront concert, this past Spring. During Jay’s set, he was styling on them lames in a $5,107 Balmain leather punk jacket.
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Lil Wayne was spotted styling on them lames in a pair of $1,662 silver Balmain biker stretch denim jeans. He performed at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for the “I Am Still Music 2” tour. Also, Weezy paid respect to the city of Brotherly love by wearing a Philadelphia Eagles cap.
Ciara was spotted styling on them hoes at Madison Square Garden. Ci Ci was wearing a $4,355 Balmain Military Jacket and carrying a $2,075 Givenchy Antigona Suede Leather Bag. Ci Ci was all glammed up as usual. As I always say, “In my opinion, Ciara is the hottest chick in the game.”
Nicki Minaj was spotted arriving at the Late Show with David Letterman. She was wearing a pair of $1,495 Giuseppe Zanotti x Balmain leather lace-up folded boots.