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Kanye West wears a full face mask to the star-studded Balenciaga event

Kanye West, 44, sat front row at the Balenciaga Fall 2021 Couture show on Wednesday wearing yet another full-coverage face mask.

As he attended the label’s first haute couture runway since 1968, the “Famous” singer wore a striking cat-printed face mask to blend in.

The distinctive ski mask-style face covers are gradually becoming a fixture of the rapper’s wardrobe, as he’s been seen wearing a religious-themed version around Los Angeles.

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Kanye West wears a full face mask to the star-studded Balenciaga event

Kanye West wears a full face mask to the star-studded Balenciaga event

West wore a black sweatshirt and track trousers with gold jewelry for the show, and accessorized with gold jewelry.

He was also wearing a pair of his label’s divisive Yeezy Foam Runners with what appeared to be a new colorway of the Round Jacket ($200), the first piece from his YZY GAP collaboration.

Demna Gvasalia, the creative director of Balenciaga, debuted her first couture collection at the show, which was widely anticipated. West has been a longtime supporter of Gvasalia’s work, from wearing Gvasalia-designed Vetements sweatshirts to collaborating on his Yeezy Season 1 line.

Kanye West wears a full face mask to the star-studded Balenciaga event

Kanye West wears a full face mask to the star-studded Balenciaga event

James Harden, Lewis Hamilton, and Lil Baby were all in the crowd, while Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter, emerging model Ella Emhoff, modeled in the show.

Anna Wintour and Edward Enninful were among the guests at the star-studded event, which also marked the brand’s first time including men’s couture pieces.

Bella Hadid even made an appearance at the exhibition, just one day after walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival’s opening night.

Irina Shayk, West’s new girlfriend, was noticeably absent from the high-fashion event held in Cristobal Balenciaga’s renovated salon.

She proudly wore the Yeezy x Balenciaga DMX homage tee back in April, so she could be anticipating his upcoming Balenciaga collaboration.

 

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