Kanye West’s “Wolves” Video Is Basically a Balmain Ad Campaign

Kanye West Teams with Balmain For His “Wolves” Video

Balmain tapped Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to star in their new FW16 campaign, and after recently getting a look at the installation, West has in turn partnered with the French fashion house to release the official music video for “Wolves.”

The track, which features Sia and Vic Mensa, can be found on Ye’s The Life of Pabloalbum, while the aesthetic highlights Kanye, Kim, sister Kendall Jenner and more modeling Balmain’s new collection. Much like the FW16 campaign imagery, Ye is showcased teary-eyed while performing the song.

Vic Mensa, Sia and creative director Olivier Rousteing also make an appearance in the black and white clip, which was directed by Steven Klein, the photographer for Balmain’s FW16 campaign.

Directed by: Steven Klein

Creative Director: Olivier Rousteing

Concept and Creative Direction: Pascal Dangin

Cast: In Alphabetical Order
Alessandra Ambrosio, Jordan Barrett, Ysaunny Brito, Dilone, Jourdan Dunn, Ronald Epps, Jon Kortajarena, Francisco Lachowski, Sasha Luss, Riley Montana, Josephine Skriver, Joan Smalls

With: Maria Borges, Anna Cleveland, Cindy Crawford, Kylie Jenner, Sara Sampaio, Romee Strijd

Chrissy Rabe, Dustin Robertson

Hair Stylist: Julien d’Ys
Makeup Artist: Yadim
Manicurist: Gina Edwards

Hair Stylist (Sia): Tonya Brewer
Groomer (Kanye West): Stuart Lecky
Hair & Makeup (Kim Kardashian West): Cesar Ramirez
Groomer (Vic Mensa): Illy Lusfsiano

Cinematography by: Alex Lockett
Lighting Director: John Torres

1st AD Jonathon Mintz
1st AC Bill Whitman
2nd AC Josh Reubenstein
Key Rigger Tom Vanderwall

Choreographer: Lee Serle
Casting Director: Jess Hallett
Set Design: Andrea Stanley

Kim Kardashian West Wears Jewelry by: Lorraine Schwartz
Kanye West Wears Vintage Denim Jeans by: Fear Of God

Kim Kardashian West Personal Assistant: Stephanie Shepard
Kanye West Personal Assistant: Amy Davis

Special Thanks:
Scooter Braun Projects
KCD Worldwide
The Gilded Lily

“Wolves” Performed by:
Kanye West, Vic Mensa, Sia

Courtesy of Universal Music Group and Def Jam Recordings

Production Company: A KiDS Creative Production
Producer: Tara Compton
Account Director: Ashley Jones
Post Production: BOX