‘Ye pulls a Jekyll and Hyde in a biker jacket.
Kanye West has been rocking red clothing hard lately,Â and he’s really gravitated to a zipper and chain detailed Balmain PerfectoÂ jacket. The fashionistoÂ packed hisÂ new favorite biker leatherÂ for Paris Fashion Week and wore it to the Balmain Ready-to-Wear Autumn/Winter 2011 runwayÂ show earlier today.
‘Ye wore a simple grey T-shirt with black pants and accessorized his outfit withÂ Oliver Peoples â€śDaddy Bâ€ť sunglasses, a chain, gold bracelet and a…*gasp* smile. Aww!Â
That’sÂ a far improvement from the last time we saw him wearing the jacket in aÂ picture he was snapped in with Jeremy Scott at the designer’s presentation during New York’s Fall 2011Â Fashion Week last month:
Â In New York, the rapper layered up with a green Balmain hoodie and wore aÂ black Actual Pain Pyramid Logo snap back hat, vintage Cartier sunglasses and an ice grill (say hello to the birdie).
Very similar outfits, butÂ 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!Â The man looked genuinely happy to be aliveÂ 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 itÂ he’sÂ tapped the line’s designerÂ 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.”