Kris Jenner Was ‘Surprised’ At Kendall’s Balmain Gig

Kendall Jenner had quite the makeover before heading out on the Balmain runway earlier this week.

The 20-year-old had swapped her brunette locks for an icy blonde wig, which was offset with a pared-down make-up look.

She wasn’t the only model who’d undergone a transformation. A number of Balmain’s famous faces had changed up their ‘dos, with Kendall’s BFF Gigi Hadid rocking chestnut waves.

> Kendall Jenner and BFF Gigi Hadid had swapped hair colours


Hair stylist Sam McKnight was the one who’d prepared the wigs for the show, telling Vogue: ‘Olivier [Rousteing – Balmain’s creative director] wanted to transform some girls with hair colour.

See: Kendall Jenner And Gigi Hadid Swap Hair At Balmain

‘So we did Kendall, Karlie [Kloss] and Alessandra [Ambrosio] as blondes, and Gigi, Lily [Donaldson] and Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] dark. All their opposite colours. We spent 10 hours prepping and cutting wigs…’

> (L-R) Lily Donaldson, Karlie Kloss and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had all gone through the wig treatment


Crikey. There’s no denying that this style switch-up caused quite a stir on the FROW. And it seems Olivier did a fantastic job of keeping schtum beforehand.

Supporting Kendall in the French capital were her mum Kris Jenner and brother-in-law Kanye West, who had no idea what was in store.

Kris tells WWD: ‘I was so proud of Kendall. It was a surprise. I didn’t know she was going to be blonde, and I didn’t know she was going to open and close the show.

> Kris Jenner and Kanye West sat FROW-side


‘I thought she looked great. It’s so much fun to see the artistic direction of the show.’

See: Celebrities On The FROW At Fashion Week

And that wasn’t the only thing about Kendall’s appearance that Kris was a little taken aback by.

> Kris Jenner thought Kendall’s waist looked ‘tiny’


With the AW16 collection showcasing a number of corset-inspired pieces, the silhoutte was long and lean with an emphasis on the hourglass shape.

She continues: ‘When [Kendall] walked away. I didn’t realise how tiny her waist was. I said to Kanye: “Look at her waist. It’s so tiny. She’s definitely a Balmain girl.”‘