‘Ye pulls a Jekyll and Hyde in a biker jacket.
Kanye West has been rocking red clothing hard lately,¬†and he’s really gravitated to a zipper and chain detailed Balmain Perfecto¬†jacket. The fashionisto¬†packed his¬†new favorite biker leather¬†for Paris Fashion Week and wore it to the Balmain Ready-to-Wear Autumn/Winter 2011 runway¬†show earlier today.
‘Ye wore a simple grey T-shirt with black pants and accessorized his outfit with¬†Oliver Peoples ‚ÄúDaddy B‚ÄĚ sunglasses, a chain, gold bracelet and a…*gasp* smile. Aww!¬†
That’s¬†a far improvement from the last time we saw him wearing the jacket in a¬†picture he was snapped in with Jeremy Scott at the designer’s presentation during New York’s Fall 2011¬†Fashion Week last month:
¬†In New York, the rapper layered up with a green Balmain hoodie and wore a¬†black Actual Pain Pyramid Logo snap back hat, vintage Cartier sunglasses and an ice grill (say hello to the birdie).
Very similar outfits, but¬†he looks a lot better in France and not just because I like those Oliver People’s more. It’s because a smile is one of the rarest things Kanye ever wears and it’s a good look for him!¬†The man looked genuinely happy to be alive¬†and that alone deserves it’s own moment since he’s normally giving the cameras a mean mug.
We may see Kanye in Balmain even more in the coming months. Rumor has it¬†he’s¬†tapped the line’s designer¬†Christophe Decarnin to create costumes for his next tour. Decarnin will reportedly “custom-remake a portion of the Balmain fall ‘10 collection, specifically seventies-centric pantsuits, cutaway coats, and gilded jeans.”