While the majority of 2018 can best be described as an endless trash fire, one special moment in history still remains: Beyoncé became the first Black woman to headline Coachella. Not only did her epic two-hour performance change the music festival's official moniker to "Beychella" for two weekends, but it included five custom Balmain looks designed by Olivier Rousteing, including two varsity-style hoodies inspired by Historically Black College and Universities in the U.S, which you can purchase for yourself very, very soon.
On Tuesday afternoon, the French house announced the BalmainxBeyoncé collaboration, a capsule collection of limited-edition hoodies and T-shirts that will be released at Balmain's Paris flagship on Friday, July 13, as well as the next day at additional Balmain boutiques and online at Balmain.com and Beyonce.com. Additional retailers will also exclusively carry the collection on Saturday, July 14, including Barneys New York, Net-a-Porter, Mytheresa and more.
"It's not often I get to partner so closely on a true collaboration with someone that I so highly respect and from whom I can learn so much. Our three months of meetings, rehearsals, [FaceTiming] and endless phone calls definitely paid off," said Rousteing in an official (and very sentimental) statement. "What we all saw on those successive Coachella weekends was nothing less than iconic. Her performance, message and music — along with the looks that we created together — made for one of those rare, indelible images that I believe will long remain in my generation's collective memory."
Following Beyoncé's unforgettable performance, she continued to pay tribute to HBCU by donating a total of $100,000 to four Black universities, and her BalmainxBeyoncé collection is no different: Proceeds from the collaboration's purchases will go towards the United Negro College Fund.
See the entire BalmainxBeyoncé collection in the gallery below.