Paris Fashion Week roared into full gear Wednesday (Sept. 28) with atmospherics and excitement over Balmain’s evening fashion-music festival spectacular — a star-studded charity concert featuring the latest fashions, members of the public and performances. That included a finale walk from none other than Cher.
Olivier Rousteing proved he is one of global fashion’s biggest showmen — putting on, yet again, not a show but a festival for Balmain that took place in a giant stadium. Of course, the greatest celebrity moment of Paris Fashion Week just had to be clinched here — when the designer came out at the end arm in arm with Cher. The 76-year-old Oscar winner trod the boards all smiles — to screams from the crowds — in a marbled spandex bodysuit, plunging neck, platform wedges and the house’s famed peaked shoulders. “Just had best time on stage, felt great,” she tweeted shortly after.
Balmain said it was celebrating the best in food, music and fashion within the pop-up village replete with stands — in western Paris’ Jean-Bouin stadium — more used to hosting rugby matches than spandex suits. Some 10,000 tickets were made available for the general public provided they made a charity donation.
Though she’s an Oscar-, Golden Globe-, Grammy- and BBMA-winning actress and singer, hitting the catwalk for the show was a mind-blower for Cher, who posted the latter emoji following her appearance. “JUST HAD BEST TIME, ON STAGE…FELT GREAT!! SHOW WAS PROBABLY BEST FASHION SHOW ‘EVER!!,’” she tweeted. “MODELS WERE BEAUTY FROM ANOTHER UNIVERSE. CLOTHES 2 DIE 4..OLIVIER 2 DIE 4!! STAGE WAS CALLING ME cher…..oh cher….come Home….I HEAR YOU.”
Check out Cher’s tweet and the marbled bodysuit walk with Rousteing below.