Leave it to M.I.A. to never keep a good thing under wraps! The singer let it slip earlier this morning, at the Balenciaga show in Paris to be exact, that she's working on a very fancy designer collab. The brand in question? None other than Donatella Versace's Versus line, of course, where outlandish prints and over-the-top luxury with a cheeky twist are completely at home. It makes perfect sense: The costumes from M.I.A.'s "Bad Girls" video could have been pulled straight out of the Versus design labs.
The singer didn't tell WWD much, except to say that the collab will be drop in the coming weeks, though we assume that M.I.A.'s involvement is part of a long-term Versus project that will include multiple celebrity collabs (the first of which was with J.W. Anderson). After many controversies, M.I.A.'s Matangi is finally on the way (she even released cover art yesterday on her Instagram), so the announcement was bound to come sooner or later. The album officially drops on November 5, so the collection will probably be conveniently timed not long after. (WWD)