Jennifer Lopez only seems to get better with age. The singer has been tapped to be the new celebrity face of Balmain and is currently gracing one of two covers for Paper magazine’s September issue. On it, Lopez poses seductively behind Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing while wearing a gorgeous black and red embellished top.
In their joint interview, Lopez and Rousteing chatted about luxury fashion, which is the issue’s theme, and the Balmain girl.
“To me, it's stuff that's very custom or made for you or fitted — that's how I like all my clothes to feel,” Lopez said. “And when I think of luxury, whether it's a house or a car or any luxury item, it's like something special about it that feels like you. Or a piece of jewelry — you know what I mean? It has to have a classic feel to it. I like things that are super trendy. I like things that look like they could've been in this era or that era, but it still feels modern.”
Rousteing, who believes celebrities can bring a lot into the fashion game as designer’s muses or to spread inspiration to world through style, said that Balmain is all about “the power of girls and women.”
“For me, Balmain is almost feminist,” he said. “It's about the power of girls and women in the world. And that's why I love Jennifer. All the muses that have inspired me are really strong and they sometimes fight against the world to show their own rules, which I think Jennifer did throughout her career and she's still doing it. You see many stars today try to look like her. She imposes her own rules. And when I think, ‘What is the Balmain girl?’ it's this. It's a woman who knows what she wants and is going to express it.”
Lopez is a perfect example of someone who continues killing the game and has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.
“The concept of a fearless, strong woman who radiates confidence inside and out is an inspiring idea,” Lopez added. “It's a great thing for young girls and women to see Balmain's muses illustrated by these ideas of strength and beauty. For them it's about a woman who creates her own destiny and forges her own future.”
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(Photo: Paper Magazine)