Fresh off the release of her critically-acclaimed album “Special,” Lizzo is adding another magazine cover to her resume. For Elle UK’s September 2022 issue, the 34-year-old artist is on the cover wearing caution tape with a Balenciaga twist. Wrapped head-to-toe in the French fashion house’s branded yellow tape bodysuit, Lizzo stands tall with the wind blowing through her curls, looking more runway-ready than construction site.
When she went full-on fashion model for her Elle cover, Lizzo posted a related video on Instagram, poking fun at the restrictive getup, as she tried (and failed) to do her TikTok dance to “About Damn Time.” In the caption, he wrote, “IM a funny man… Just stream ‘About Sad Times’ and don’t ask any questions 😫.”
This is the first Balenciaga look the world has seen. In fact, it’s the same caution-tape ensemble that Kim Kardashian wore to the Balenciaga fashion show during Paris Fashion Week in March. A video of Kardashian even struggling to walk the standout look went viral soon after her appearance. Kardashian was hand-taped in branded material, and she made sure she was cut out of the look to keep it intact. Although not yet available on the brand’s website, Demna, Balenciaga’s creative director, shared that the fashion house will sell rolls of tape for customers to DIY their own branded look.
Just last week Lizzo wore a completely different kind of catsuit, styling her own Yitty brand denim-look spandex unitard while shopping for her new album at Target. While that particular dress seemed easy on her, her buzzy Balenciaga made for an unforgettable cover look.
Check out the Balenciaga caution-tape catsuit below on both Lizzo and Kim Kardashian.