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olivier rousteing

Olivier Rousteing is a gay fashion designer and the creative director of the French fashion house Balmain. With his street-inspired style and impeccable cheek bones, Rousteing caused a stir in the fashion world when he took over the label from then-director Christophe Decarnin in 2011. Rousteing was only 25 at the time, and of mixed race. “People were like, ‘Oh my God, he’s a minority taking over a French house!'” Rousteing told Out in April 2015. Despite the haters, Rousteing has delivered the brand out of couture obscurity and into the ethos of pop culture, with celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna as campaign faces and Beyoncé wearing his designs on the red carpet. Follow Out for the latest on this gorgeous young fashion icon.

The designer talks Paris attacks, diversity in fashion, and shares his views on the rise of extremism in France

December 10 2015 12:45 PM

And how he earned money as a go-go boy.

April 02 2015 9:40 AM

How a young, media-savvy Frenchman turned a storied fashion house into a byword for irreverent cool.

April 02 2015 9:30 AM

The singer looks stunning in Olivier Rousteing's creations

December 17 2013 9:30 AM