Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson With Latest Menswear Collection

by MR Magazine Staff

“If you’re thinkin’ about my baby, it don’t matter if you’re black or white!” Strong lyrics from the late-great Michael Jackson’s hit song “Black or White” rang true as inspiration for Balmain’s recent menswear fashion show in Paris on June 25. As a fitting tribute on the anniversary of Jackson’s death, Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, channeled the King of Pop with a collection that included black leather loafers and white tube socks, intricately detailed leather jackets (a la Jackson’s “Thriller” and “Beat It” videos), and a runway soundtrack that delivered some of Jackson’s most beloved tunes. Read more at Essence.