Kim Kardashian has picked out her wedding dress, according to new reports.
The reality TV star, who is said to be marrying her fiancé Kanye West this week, was spotted making a whistle-stop trip to Paris to visit fashion houses and make the final touches.
While bets are on that Kim could walk down the aisle in Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta or Vera Wang — as she did at her last wedding — it looks like the frontrunner is French designer Balmain.
Kim Kardashian spotted in Paris before her wedding
Kim has struck up a close relationship with Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing, and on Thursday she was seen arriving at the Charles de Gaulle airport with a massive Balmain shopping bag.
The bride-to-be looked slick in pale pink cigarette trousers, a denim shirt and a black blazer. Kim hid behind a large pair of sunglasses and kept her head down as she made her way through the throngs of paparazzi.
The bag may have contained Kim’s show-stopping gown or one of the many dresses she’ll wear at her nuptials, as she was previously pictured at the Balmain showroom in Paris. Her visit seems to have been successful as an insider told E! News that Kim “beyond loves it”.
While the source kept hush-hush about the details of the gown, they added that the wedding dress designer was among the world’s “elite.”
Kim Kardashian may be wearing Balmain for her wedding
Kim took the time to pay special tribute to Balmain while in the City of Lights, as she posted a photo of herself in one of the designer’s catwalk numbers. “Another one of my favourite dresses in Paris…,” she captioned the photo of herself in a bodycon, black and gold patterned outfit.
The mother-of-one spent the few days abroad with her close friend Serena Williams, who may well have helped give Kim a second opinion on her wedding look. The duo stayed at the lavish Hotel Le Meurice in central Paris, just a stone’s throw away from a string of high-end shops.
Kim Kardashian and Serena Williams in Paris
Kim and Kanye are said to be marrying before the week is out with a civil ceremony in Los Angeles. Close friends Beyoncé and Jay Z are expected to attend, while Vogue editor Anna Wintour could also be making an appearance following her decision to put Kim and Kanye on the magazine’s April cover.
The married couple will then jet off to Paris to celebrate with 150 of their nearest and dearest in a much more extravagant do. Previous reports have claimed that Kim and Kanye have set their French wedding date for Saturday 24 May.