Kim Kardashian pays unexpected homage to Barnsley on designer outfit during trip to Paris

American reality star Kim Kardashian surprised Yorkshire fans by name-checking one of the region's market towns as part of her high-fashion outfit.

The A-list businesswoman and soon-to-be lawyer gave the surprising nod to Yorkshire when she stepped out in Paris in a high-fashion Balenciaga outfit.

Kim sported a black bodysuit over a pair of shiny black 'PantaLeggings' - leggings that also incorporate footwear.

However, it was the words embossed on the back of the bodysuit that made this outfit particularly eye-catching - at least for Yorkshire folk.

Barnsley made the top of the list [Image: Getty]

A list of 'tour dates' for fake band Speedhunters covered the Balenciaga ambassador's famous derriere.

And the first tour date listed? The Yorkshire market town of Barnsley.

Yet it's not the first time Balenciaga has used these 'tour dates'.

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In 2017, i-D revealed that the locations chosen were a nod to the Balenciaga team's birthdays and birthplaces - suggesting Kim may not actually have a personal affinity for the Yorkshire town.

It may be unusual for historic Barnsley to get a nod from Hollywood, but the town - first mentioned in 1086 in the Domesday Book - has plenty of other claims to fame.

Indeed, Barnsley's Grimethorpe Colliery Band featured in the box office smash hit Brassed Off, and it was the birthplace of national treasure Sir Michael Parkinson.

Meanwhile, Ken Loach filmed his 1969 classic Kes in the town, and iconic indie band Arctic Monkeys studied there.