Beyoncé pays tribute to Olivier Rousteing at the Balmain salon | Celebrities
Beyonce paid tribute to Olivier Rousteing at the Balmain Artistic Director’s 10th Anniversary Parade.
The 40-year-old superstar – who first met the 36-year-old designer in Paris in 2013 – took the stage to applaud Olivier for his dedication and impact on the fashion world.
The “Single Ladies” hitmaker began by joking about the way she and her fellow Texans pronounce Balmain.
She joked, “Ball-mayne, as they say in Houston.”
Beyoncé continued, “Once you walked through that door, you didn’t close it behind you. For 10 years you have been determined to keep pushing that door wider open, making sure that others can also have opportunities to make their dreams come true, and the best part is no one has needed to remind you to do what’s right.
“You knew from the start that actions speak much louder than words, so you took a stand, you made commitments and followed them every step of the way. “
The Destiny’s Child star also recalled the various occasions she’s dressed as Balmain, including the R&B group’s iconic performance at Coachella in 2018.
She said: “We have shown the world what is possible when two perfectionists come together – just remember that we are both Virgins.”
The runway event saw Beyonce’s Halo soundtrack on display, with models Naomi Campbell, Milla Jovovich, Natalia Vodianova and Precious Lee among those parading at the Paris Fashion Week event.