5 More Reasons to Love Kim and Kanye's Favorite Designer

Even if you’ve never worn (or touched) a piece of Balmain clothing, you’re most definitely familiar with the face of the brand. No, no Kim Kardashian West or Kanye West—although they wear a ton the iconic French brand and have fronted a campaign. We’re talking about the man who dazzled everyone in the fashion world when he assumed the position of creative director at the age of 25: Olivier Rousteing.

In an intimate talk last night as a part of The Atelier With Alina Cho at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the designer talked all about his life, upbringing, design philosophy, and so much more. Below we rounded up the five most interesting tidbits we heard.

Keep scrolling for our recap, but if you have time, we recommend watching the full hour-long discussion at the bottom of the page.




Watch on for so many more inspiring quotes and fascinating stories from Balmain’s creative director.