May 23 2016 1:00 PM
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Olivier Rousteing is a gay fashion designer and the groundbreaking creative director of the French fashion house Balmain. With his street-inspired style and impeccable cheek bones, Rousteing caused a massive stir in the world of fashion when he took over the label from then-director Christophe Decarnin in 2011. Rousteing was only 25 years old 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 all 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 Beyonce wearing his designs on the red carpet. Follow OUT for all the latest on the gorgeous young fashion icon.