How Kim Kardashian became God's VERY unlikely gift to Barnsley! Former Yorkshire mining town gets glamorous namecheck on reality star's derriere - and local museum thanks the star for putting them 'on the map'

  • Kardashian stepped out in Paris on Tuesday head-to-toe in Balenciaga as she paid a visit to the couture brand's flagship store in the French Capital
  • The star's bodysuit, over £2,300 Pantaleggings, listed fictional gig dates for the Speedhunters, with Barnsley listed as the imagined first performance
  • The former mining town in South Yorkshire was until this week Britain's most Covid-hit town, a title now held by Blackpool 
  • On Twitter, Barnsley Museum thanked the star for putting the town 'on the map'

Kim Kardashian and the gritty northern town of Barnsley might not seem like natural bedfellows - but the reality star has just given the former South Yorkshire mining town an almighty bottom's up. 

The 41-year-old reality star stepped out in Paris on Tuesday head-to-toe in Balenciaga as she paid a visit to the couture brand's flagship store in the French Capital.

Wearing a black bodysuit over £2,300 Pantaleggings, the outfit promoted the fictional band Speedhunters, listing tour dates in white writing on Kardashian's derriere. 

Top of the places listed? A January 4th gig in Barnsley, ensuring the northern town - population circa 227,000 - got top billing at Paris Fashion Week on the most famous Kardashian asset.

While it's uncertain whether the A-lister has ever actually visited the town in person, it has plenty of endearing claims to fame, including being mentioned in the Domesday book. 

Broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson was born in the town, remaining a life-long fan of Barnsley FC  - 'The Tykes' - and the Arctic Monkeys studied there. 

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Band merch! However one detail that seemed slightly out of place, was that on the bottom of Kim's bodysuit was a list of 'tour dates' for fake band Speedhunters

Barnsley's booty call: Kim Kardashian's bodysuit listed fictional 'tour dates' for fake band Speedhunters - and the first port of call was the northern former mining town 

Tour dates: At the top of the list of dates was the English location of Barnsley, a Yorkshire market town not usually concurrent with high fashion

It was revealed in 2017 by i-D that the Balenciaga 'tour dates' are a nod to the brand's team's birthplaces and birthdays - with Barnsley taking the top spot on the reality star's most famous asset

Local pride: Tweeting a peach emoji, @BarnsleyMuseums wrote: 'Kim Kardashian walking around with Barnsley on her bottom is not something we expected to be tweeting about today. Thank you @KimKardashian for putting Barnsley on the map.'

Local pride: Tweeting a peach emoji, @BarnsleyMuseums wrote: 'Kim Kardashian walking around with Barnsley on her bottom is not something we expected to be tweeting about today. Thank you @KimKardashian for putting Barnsley on the map.'

The incongruous mention of the down-to-earth northern town, once a goliath in the UK glassmaking industry, in the world's fashion capital unsurprisingly caused ripples on social media. 

It was revealed in 2017 by i-D that the Balenciaga 'tour dates' are a nod to the brand's team's birthplaces and birthdays.

One of the high-end fashion brand's team has been putting Barnsley on the fashion map for the past five years - with the town's name now appearing on Kim's famous bottom. 

There was plenty of local pride too for an historic town that lies in a region famously dubbed 'God's Own Country' for its natural beauty. 

Tweeting a peach emoji, @BarnsleyMuseums wrote: 'Kim Kardashian walking around with Barnsley on her bottom is not something we expected to be tweeting about today. Thank you @KimKardashian for putting Barnsley on the map.' 

FANCY A VISIT, KIM? WHAT BARNSLEY - IN THE HEART OF 'GOD'S OWN COUNTRY' - HAS TO OFFER VISITORS

Once a key town in the UK's mining and glass-making industry, Barnsley - population circa 227,000 - is now mostly known for its football team and busy market. 

Once known for its mining of coal and glass-making, the quiet market town of Barnsley lies on the edge of England's beautiful Peak District

Mentioned in the Domesday book, the town and its surrounding villages are awash with ancient history, according to the Visit Barnsley website. 

Broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson was born in the town, remaining a life-long fan of Barnsley FC - 'The Tykes' - and the Arctic Monkeys studied there. 

Food and drink? Locally brewed cask ales, Yorkshire pudding and curd tarts - a sort of cheese cake - might feature on the menu.  

The award-winning Yorkshire Sculpture park and  Wentworth Castle are nearby, as are the rolling hills of the Peak District - Yorkshire has long-since been dubbed 'God's Own Country' for its natural beauty.   

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Incredible: She rocked her trusty £2300 Balenciaga Pantaleggings that clung to her toned legs

Kardashian pictured heading to dinner with daughter North, who was also wearing a matching black Balenciaga ensemble

Jaw-dropping: Kim Kardashian, 41, showcased her figure in a backless bodysuit and skintight lycra leggings as she stepped out with North, 9, in Paris during Fashion Week on Tuesday

The reality star's bodysuit was worn over £2,300 Balenciaga Pantaleggings and teamed with killer stilettoes 

According to the Barnsley Gazette, the former mining town in South Yorkshire was until this week Britain's most Covid-hit town, a title now held by Blackpool

According to the Barnsley Gazette, the former mining town in South Yorkshire was until this week Britain's most Covid-hit town, a title now held by Blackpool

Others found the marriage of the Hollywood A-lister and the ex mining town to bizarre to comprehend. 

@SevMagnifique penned: '@KimKardashian rocking some pants that have Barnsley on is just funny.'

Others couldn't resist the opportunity to poke fun; @PaulCra47154521 quipped: 'Well, it is the arse-end of nowhere!'

And some saw it differently, suggesting that it wasn't a positive thing to be emblazoned across the Kardashian bottom. One Tweeter blasted: 'Unlucky for Barnsley'.

According to the latest headlines on the Barnsley Gazette, the former mining town in South Yorkshire was until this week Britain's most Covid-hit town, a title now held by Blackpool.

Mentioned in the Domesday book, the town and its surrounding villages are awash with ancient history, according to the Visit Barnsley website. 

The award-winning Yorkshire Sculpture park and Wentworth Castle are nearby, as are the rolling hills of the Peak District.   

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Bottom's up to Barnsley! Former mining town enjoys glamorous namecheck on Kim Kardashian's derriere

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