Cardi B the catwalk queen! Rapper make runway debut in blue fur coat at Balenciaga show with Kim Kardashian and Nicole Kidman sitting front row… a year after luxury brand faced massive backlash over controversial child ad campaign
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Cardi B made a show-stopping runway debut at the Balenciaga Fall 2024 fashion show on Saturday.

The rapper, 31, modeled a bright blue fur coat as she strutted down South Windsor Boulevard in Los Angeles with the Hollywood sign in the background and Kim Kardashian sitting in the front row.

This comes after the luxury fashion house faced a massive controversy over a year ago when consumers claimed their ad campaign that showed children posing with bears wearing BDSM gear promoted ‘child exploitation.’

Following the backlash the brand received, the Up hitmaker — who looked stunning in a colorful leather ensemble after leaving a fitting in West Hollywood just days earlier — took to the runway wearing the vibrant coat teamed with Balenciaga’s famous pantaleggings with attached pointed-toe heels.

She opted to wear the coat in an off-shoulder style and held the front closed as she walked down the street.

Cardi B made a show-stopping runway debut at the Balenciaga Fall 2024 fashion show on Saturday

Cardi B made a show-stopping runway debut at the Balenciaga Fall 2024 fashion show on Saturday

The rapper, 31, modeled a bright blue fur coat as she strutted down South Windsor Boulevard in Los Angeles with the Hollywood sign in the background and Kim Kardashian sitting in the front row

The Up hitmaker took to the runway wearing the vibrant coat teamed with Balenciaga's famous pantaleggings with attached pointed-toe heels

The rapper, 31, modeled a bright blue fur coat as she strutted down South Windsor Boulevard in Los Angeles with the Hollywood sign in the background and Kim Kardashian sitting in the front row. The Up hitmaker took to the runway wearing the vibrant coat teamed with Balenciaga’s famous pantaleggings with attached pointed-toe heels

The Grammy winner also wore an eye-catching, diamond-encrusted chain necklace and delicate stud earrings for her jewelry of choice.

She parted her extremely long, raven black tresses down the middle and slicked it back into a sleek and polished ponytail.

For makeup, she rocked wispy lashes as well as jet black lip liner and a deep red gloss. 

Kardashian, 43, took to her Instagram to share photos and videos of the models as she sat in the front row observing the show.

She recorded a clip of Cardi B walking during the show and modeling her fab garb. 

She also posted a photo of actress and model Brigitte Nielson, 60, making her way down the sidewalk catwalk in a chic, all-black ensemble.

The blonde bombshell donned a pair of over-the-knee, latex boots with a very tall platform and pointed heels as the statement piece of her outfit.

She also rocked an extremely long and pointed manicure with glossy black nail polish to match her look. 

She opted to wear the coat in an off-shoulder style and held the front closed as she walked down the street

She opted to wear the coat in an off-shoulder style and held the front closed as she walked down the street

She parted her extremely long, raven black tresses down the middle and slicked it back into a sleek and polished ponytail. For makeup, she rocked wispy lashes as well as jet black lip liner and a deep red gloss

She parted her extremely long, raven black tresses down the middle and slicked it back into a sleek and polished ponytail. For makeup, she rocked wispy lashes as well as jet black lip liner and a deep red gloss

She joined the likes of Meadow Walker

She joined the likes of Meadow Walker

She also posted a photo of actress and model Brigitte Nielson , 60, making her way down the sidewalk catwalk in a chic, all-black ensemble. The blonde bombshell donned a pair of over-the-knee, latex boots with a very tall platform and pointed heels as the statement piece of her outfit

She also posted a photo of actress and model Brigitte Nielson , 60, making her way down the sidewalk catwalk in a chic, all-black ensemble. The blonde bombshell donned a pair of over-the-knee, latex boots with a very tall platform and pointed heels as the statement piece of her outfit

She also rocked an extremely long and pointed manicure with glossy black nail polish to match her look

She also rocked an extremely long and pointed manicure with glossy black nail polish to match her look

The fashion line was bold with exaggerated silhouettes and pops of vibrant color

The fashion line was bold with exaggerated silhouettes and pops of vibrant color

The fashion line was bold with exaggerated silhouettes and pops of vibrant color

From midriff-baring tops to their signature pant boots, Balenciaga sent show-stopping looks down the runway

From midriff-baring tops to their signature pant boots, Balenciaga sent show-stopping looks down the runway

One model looked phenomenal in a dramatic white feather coat

One model looked phenomenal in a dramatic white feather coat

The models trekked down South Windsor Boulevard

The models trekked down South Windsor Boulevard

Kim Kardashian, 43, arrived to the fashion show wearing a black zip-up jacket and floral-printed, sheer-looking pantaleggings

Kim Kardashian, 43, arrived to the fashion show wearing a black zip-up jacket and floral-printed, sheer-looking pantaleggings

The entrepreneur was spotted carrying a goodie bag as she posed for photos alongside her younger sister, Kendall Jenner, 28. The supermodel donned a figure-hugging black gown with a floor-sweeping cape

The entrepreneur was spotted carrying a goodie bag as she posed for photos alongside her younger sister, Kendall Jenner, 28. The supermodel donned a figure-hugging black gown with a floor-sweeping cape

Kardashian put on a daring display in the nude-appearing ensemble

She left her raven black tresses down in wet-looking waves

Kardashian put on a daring display in the nude-appearing ensemble. She left her raven black tresses down in wet-looking waves

Kardashian was spotted arriving with Jenner as the sister duo both sported all-black outfits for the fashion show

Kardashian was spotted arriving with Jenner as the sister duo both sported all-black outfits for the fashion show

Jenner had her brunette tresses slicked back into a low ponytail to showcase a pair of statement earrings

Jenner had her brunette tresses slicked back into a low ponytail to showcase a pair of statement earrings

The Kardashians reality star was spotted arriving at the fashion show herself in a similar all-black look featuring floral tights as pants and a pair of wraparound, reflective sunglasses. 

Ahead of the show, she stepped out of her car and was joined by her younger sister and supermodel Kendall Jenner — who slipped into a skintight, black dress for the event. 

Nicole Kidman, 56, also sat front row at the fashion show wearing a chic, all-black outfit.

Kidman also shared a series of stunning black-and-white snaps of herself modeling the Balenciaga outfit she wore to the fashion show.

The Big Little Lies actress donned a tweed peacoat tea dress with a structured neckline that revealed her shoulders and highlighted décolletage.

Underneath the chic dress, she wore sheer tights and suede pumps. 

For accessories, she wore opera gloves as well as a pair of circular, retro sunglasses.

She left her blonde tresses down in a sleek and straight hairstyle and tucked the ends into the collar of her coat dress.

Nicole Kidman , 56, also posed for photos before sitting front row at the fashion show wearing a chic, all-black outfit.

She took off her sunglasses for a quick snap all while carrying a chic clutch purse

Nicole Kidman , 56, also posed for photos before sitting front row at the fashion show wearing a chic, all-black outfit. She took off her sunglasses for a quick snap all while carrying a chic clutch purse

She sported statement pearl earrings in a teardrop shape

She sported statement pearl earrings in a teardrop shape

Ahead of the show, Kidman also posed for a photo with actress Samara Weaving — who donned a cropped, black turtleneck top as well as oversize denim jeans and a floor-sweeping trench coat

Ahead of the show, Kidman also posed for a photo with actress Samara Weaving — who donned a cropped, black turtleneck top as well as oversize denim jeans and a floor-sweeping trench coat

The fashion show was also graced by the presence of Salma Hayek and her husband, François-Henri Pinault

The Magic Mike's Last Dance star showed off her incredible hourglass figure in a figure-hugging, ruched midi dress with an asymmetrical neckline and quarter sleeves

The fashion show was also graced by the presence of Salma Hayek and her husband, François-Henri Pinault. The Magic Mike’s Last Dance star showed off her incredible hourglass figure in a figure-hugging, ruched midi dress with an asymmetrical neckline and quarter sleeves

For a pop of color against her otherwise all-black look, she rocked Barbie pink pumps and a matching leather purse

For a pop of color against her otherwise all-black look, she rocked Barbie pink pumps and a matching leather purse

She also pulled back her brunette curls into a chic ponytail to show off a pair of silver statement earrings to go with her stacks of rings

She also pulled back her brunette curls into a chic ponytail to show off a pair of silver statement earrings to go with her stacks of rings

Ahead of the show, Kidman also posed for a photo with actress Samara Weaving — who donned a cropped, black turtleneck top as well as oversize denim jeans and a floor-sweeping trench coat.

The fashion show was also graced by the presence of Salma Hayek and her husband, François-Henri Pinault.

The Magic Mike’s Last Dance star showed off her incredible hourglass figure in a figure-hugging, ruched midi dress with an asymmetrical neckline and quarter sleeves.

For a pop of color against her otherwise all-black look, she rocked Barbie pink pumps and a matching leather purse. 

Her billionaire businessman beau looked dapper in an all-black suit worn over a classic T-shirt and paired with patent leather dress shoes. 

The Balenciaga fashion show was also a family affair as Lisa Rinna made an appearance with her daughters Amelia Gray Hamlin and Delilah Belle Hamlin.

The reality TV star and her daughters posed for fun photos ahead of the event. 

For the show, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alumna donned a floor-sweeping, deep blue raincoat-style trench coat over a turtleneck top and black pantaleggings. 

Eva Longoria, 48, thrilled in a tight black turtleneck dress, which she paired with a textured black Balenciaga bag

The actress wore her chocolate tresses in a long ponytail

Eva Longoria, 48, thrilled in a tight black turtleneck dress, which she paired with a textured black Balenciaga bag

She added a touch of bling to her look with large silver earrings

She added a touch of bling to her look with large silver earrings

Rapper Cardi B, 31, was a vision in an opulent bight blue fur coat and later walked the Balenciaga runway

Rapper Cardi B, 31, was a vision in an opulent bight blue fur coat and later walked the Balenciaga runway

The Balenciaga fashion show was also a family affair as Lisa Rinna made an appearance with her daughters Amelia Gray Hamlin and Delilah Belle Hamlin.

The reality TV star and her daughters posed for fun photos ahead of the event

The Balenciaga fashion show was also a family affair as Lisa Rinna made an appearance with her daughters Amelia Gray Hamlin and Delilah Belle Hamlin.

For the show, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alumna donned a floor-sweeping, deep blue raincoat-style trench coat over a turtleneck top and black pantaleggings

For the show, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alumna donned a floor-sweeping, deep blue raincoat-style trench coat over a turtleneck top and black pantaleggings

Her eldest daughter wore an oversize gray blazer teamed with the matching, distressed dress pants. She sported massive, rectangular-shaped sunglasses and toted around a leather shoulder bag

Her eldest daughter wore an oversize gray blazer teamed with the matching, distressed dress pants. She sported massive, rectangular-shaped sunglasses and toted around a leather shoulder bag

Amelia Gray Hamlin wore an oversize but cropped peacoat as a dress to go with a pair of shiny pantaleggings

Amelia Gray Hamlin wore an oversize but cropped peacoat as a dress to go with a pair of shiny pantaleggings

She was spotted carrying a metallic silver purse and rocking funky sunglasses in a wavy frame

She was spotted carrying a metallic silver purse and rocking funky sunglasses in a wavy frame

Zooey Deschanel, 43, cut a chic figure in a black blazer and leggings

Tracee Ellis Ross, 51, put on a theatrical display in a wide-shoulder jacket, a plunging black shirt and a maxi skirt

Zooey Deschanel, 43, cut a chic figure in a black blazer and leggings. Tracee Ellis Ross, 51, put on a theatrical display in a wide-shoulder jacket, a plunging black shirt and a maxi skirt

Her eldest daughter wore an oversize gray blazer teamed with the matching, distressed dress pants.

The stylish ladies were pictured posing together

The stylish ladies were pictured posing together

Leonardo DiCaprio's model girlfriend Vittoria Ceretti, 25, looked cool as ever in an oversized suit, which she teamed with a black purse and high heel boots

Leonardo DiCaprio’s model girlfriend Vittoria Ceretti, 25, looked cool as ever in an oversized suit, which she teamed with a black purse and high heel boots

The Italian beauty wore her dark tresses slicked back

The Italian beauty wore her dark tresses slicked back

Ashley Graham, 36, stunned in a Matrix style long black coat and trendy black sunglasses

Ashley Graham, 36, stunned in a Matrix style long black coat and trendy black sunglasses

She accessorized with a black clutch and wore her brunette tresses lightly curled

She accessorized with a black clutch and wore her brunette tresses lightly curled

Brooklyn Beckham, 24, was joined by wife Nicola Peltz, 28, for the fashion show

Brooklyn Beckham, 24, was joined by wife Nicola Peltz, 28, for the fashion show

Nicola thrilled in a tight fitting black dress and leggings, as well as chunky black boots

He went shirtless underneath a black zip-up hoodie, which he teamed with sports pants and white sneakers

Nicola thrilled in a tight fitting black dress and leggings, as well as chunky black boots. Her husband went shirtless underneath a black zip-up hoodie, which he teamed with sports pants and white sneakers

She flashed a bright smile for the cameras

She flashed a bright smile for the cameras 

The stylish duo have been married since 2022

The stylish duo have been married since 2022

Teyana Taylor, 32, showed off her edgy style in a Balenciaga shirt dress and an oversized coat

Teyana Taylor, 32, showed off her edgy style in a Balenciaga shirt dress and an oversized coat

Teyana mingled with Justine Skye at the star-studded fashion show

Teyana mingled with Justine Skye at the star-studded fashion show 

Meghann Fahy, 33, showed off her fashion credentials in an oversized Balenciaga blazer and black stockings

Joey King, 24, looked stylish in a houndstooth pattern blazer, black turtleneck and unique fishnet pattern leggings

Meghann Fahy, 33, showed off her fashion credentials in an oversized Balenciaga blazer and black stockings. Joey King, 24, looked stylish in a houndstooth pattern blazer, black turtleneck and unique fishnet pattern leggings

Natasha Lyonne, 44, looked cool in a pink hoodie and black pentaleggings and was joined by Billie Lourd, 31, who rocked an all-black look

Natasha Lyonne, 44, looked cool in a pink hoodie and black pentaleggings and was joined by Billie Lourd, 31, who rocked an all-black look

Lourd was pictured striking a pose for the shutterbugs

Lourd was pictured striking a pose for the shutterbugs

Samara Weaving showed off her edgy styles at the event

Stella Maxwell rocked an all black look and a metallic Balenciaga purse

Samara Weaving and Stella Maxwell showed off their edgy styles at the event

Anastasia Karanikolaou, 26, kept it casual cool in a Balenciaga tracksuit and heels

Anastasia Karanikolaou, 26, kept it casual cool in a Balenciaga tracksuit and heels

She sported massive, rectangular-shaped sunglasses and toted around a leather shoulder bag.

Amelia Gray Hamlin wore an oversize but cropped peacoat as a dress to go with a pair of shiny pantaleggings. 

She was spotted carrying a metallic silver purse and rocking funky sunglasses in a wavy frame.

In the snaps, she leaned against a plain white wall and posed with her arms spread open in a melodramatic manner.

Following the show, many other A-list attendees also took to Instagram in sharing their Balenciaga x Erewhon goodie bags and sipping their bottled beverages. 

According a photo shared by Zooey Deschanel, the celebrity guests were treated to a cold-pressed apple juice ahead of the fashion show.

The bottled beverage was made to look black to match Balenciaga’s branding using activated charcoal powder amongst other organic ingredients.

Amelia Gray Hamlin took a selfie of herself rocking a mullet hairstyle and enjoying the drink in the car.

She appeared to be wearing an oversize blazer and Balenciaga chain-linked earrings as she also played around with a bow filter on the social media app.

Her mother, Lisa Rinna, also took a snap of the bottle of juice sitting in the cupholder of her car as she headed to the fashion show.

Anastasia Karanikolaou also shared a photo of herself drinking the juice while sitting in the car and on a video call with Luka Sabbat

While sitting front row, Kardashian took to her Instagram Story to share photos and videos of Cardi B on the runway

From her point-of-view, she posted a clip of the rapper in her bright blue look

While sitting front row, Kardashian took to her Instagram Story to share photos and videos of Cardi B on the runway. From her point-of-view, she posted a clip of the rapper in her bright blue look

Kardashian posted several photos of models making their way down the runway in outfits that caught her eye

Kardashian posted several photos of models making their way down the runway in outfits that caught her eye

She shared many snaps of models sporting chunky sneakers and bundled up in layers of Balenciaga garb

She shared many snaps of models sporting chunky sneakers and bundled up in layers of Balenciaga garb

Nicole Kidman, 56, also shared a series of stunning black-and-white snaps of herself modeling the Balenciaga outfit she wore to the fashion show

Nicole Kidman, 56, also shared a series of stunning black-and-white snaps of herself modeling the Balenciaga outfit she wore to the fashion show

The Big Little Lies actress donned a tweed peacoat tea dress with a structured neckline that revealed her shoulders and highlighted décolletage

The Big Little Lies actress donned a tweed peacoat tea dress with a structured neckline that revealed her shoulders and highlighted décolletage

Underneath the chic dress, she wore sheer tights and suede pumps

For accessories, she wore opera gloves as well as a pair of circular, retro sunglasses

Underneath the chic dress, she wore sheer tights and suede pumps. For accessories, she wore opera gloves as well as a pair of circular, retro sunglasses

She left her blonde tresses down in a sleek and straight hairstyle and tucked the ends into the collar of her coat dress

She left her blonde tresses down in a sleek and straight hairstyle and tucked the ends into the collar of her coat dress

In the snaps, she leaned against a plain white wall and posed with her arms spread open in a melodramatic manner

In the snaps, she leaned against a plain white wall and posed with her arms spread open in a melodramatic manner

She appeared to be sporting a minimal makeup look to highlight her natural beauty

She appeared to be sporting a minimal makeup look to highlight her natural beauty

In one photo, she showed off her gloved hand juxtaposed with her shadow

In one photo, she showed off her gloved hand juxtaposed with her shadow

Another photo was Kidman posing with her sunglasses in her hand and facing against the wall to show off the back of her coat dress

Another photo was Kidman posing with her sunglasses in her hand and facing against the wall to show off the back of her coat dress

Kim Kardashian also shared a photo of her goodie bag from Balenciaga in collaboration with Erewhon

Kim Kardashian also shared a photo of her goodie bag from Balenciaga in collaboration with Erewhon

Amelia Gray Hamlin took a selfie of herself rocking a mullet hairstyle and enjoying the drink in the car

Amelia Gray Hamlin took a selfie of herself rocking a mullet hairstyle and enjoying the drink in the car 

Anastasia Karanikolaou also shared a photo of herself drinking the juice while sitting in the car and on a video call with Lukas Sabbat

Anastasia Karanikolaou also shared a photo of herself drinking the juice while sitting in the car and on a video call with Lukas Sabbat

According a photo shared by Zooey Deschanel, the celebrity guests were treated to a cold-pressed apple juice ahead of the fashion show

According a photo shared by Zooey Deschanel, the celebrity guests were treated to a cold-pressed apple juice ahead of the fashion show

Lisa Rinna also took a snap of the bottle of juice sitting in the cupholder of her car as she headed to the fashion show

Lisa Rinna also took a snap of the bottle of juice sitting in the cupholder of her car as she headed to the fashion show

Ashley Graham also took a snap of her own bottle of the drink next to her Balenciaga handbag in her lap as she also sat in the car heading to the fashion show

Ashley Graham also took a snap of her own bottle of the drink next to her Balenciaga handbag in her lap as she also sat in the car heading to the fashion show

Ashley Graham also took a snap of her own bottle of the drink next to her Balenciaga handbag in her lap as she also sat in the car heading to the fashion show. 

Over a year ago in the summer months 2022, Balenciaga incited a firestorm after they released two controversial campaigns.

Consumers alleged that the depictions of children alongside bondage-style attire promoted child exploitation.

Following the backlash, Balenciaga removed imagery from the campaigns off of social media as well as sued the designer and production company, seeking ‘redress for extensive damages’ of $25 million.



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