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14 Nov

Victoria’s Secret And Balmain Give A First Look At Their Collaboration

Courtesy Victoria's Secret

Olivier Rousteing teases how the collection was made.

One of the most anticipated features of this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is the VS x Balmain collaboration. Though the lingerie brand and the French fashion house have previously teased what to expect on the runway in Shanghai this year, a new video gives an even closer look at the upcoming collab. The clip shows Balmain's creative director, Olivier Rousteing, in his Parisian design studio, testing out a look from the collection on model Cindy Bruna back in June. (She first walked for VS in 2013.) Although her full ensemble isn't revealed head-to-toe, the footage gives away the signature Balmain design elements included in her look: black leather, studs, statement-making shoulders and a sexy silhouette. Just...
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17 Jul

Olivier Rousteing Shoots His First Balmain Campaign

Olivier Rousteing/Balmain
At just 24 years old, Olivier Rousteing became Balmain's youngest-ever creative director and the youngest in Paris since Yves Saint Laurent himself. Since his appointment in 2011, Rousteing has been credited with bringing a new era of social media savviness to the historic French fashion house. Now, the young designer is taking his eye for photography beyond the scope of Instagram. For the first time ever, Rousteing stepped behind the lens to photograph Balmain's Fall 2017 ad campaign. Dedicated to the city of Paris, the series of black-and-white photos were shot all over the French capital and feature Balmain Army members, such as Natasha Poly, Lara Stone, Presley Gerber, Ton Heukels, Jon Kortagarena, Marlon Teixeira, Grace Bol, Aleyna Fitzgerald, Alexina Graham,...
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18 May

Balmain Ballerinas Are About To Take Over The Paris Opera

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20:  (L-R) Models Dudley O'Shaughnessy, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Jourdan Dunn pose with the Creative Director of Balmain Olivier Rousteing (C) at the BALMAIN X H&M Collection Launch at 23 Wall Street on October 20, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for H&M)
Olivier Rousteing may be most-known for dressing his army of It models and Kardashian/Jenner family members, but the Balmain designer is about to cater to an entirely new clientele: ballet dancers. Rousteing has been tapped by dancer and choreographer Sébastien Bertaud to design costumes for an upcoming ballet at the Paris Opera. According to WWD, the Balmain costumes will be worn in “Renaissance,” a four-piece ballet performed by up-and-coming dancers. "To be honest, I was really surprised and moved because, for me, this goes beyond designing clothes for the opera. This project really represents French heritage. Obviously I love the world of pop, but for me, it all goes back to classical dance. I’ve been fascinated with it since I was a...
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