Who is Olivier Rousteing?
Olivier Rousteing is a French fashion designer. He has served as the creative director of Balmain since 2011. He started his professional career as a designer at Roberto Cavalli in 2003, after completing internships in Italy. Olivier designed the outfits for the opera Renaissance, a 27-minute ballet with 22 dancers directed by Sébastien Bertaud that premiered on June 13, 2017 at the Opéra de Paris.
Olivier Rousteing Age
Rousteing is 36 years old as of 2021. He was born on September 13, 1985 in Bordeaux, France. He celebrates his birthday on 13th of September every year.
Olivier Rousteing Height
Rousteing stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches with a moderate weight of 67 Kg.
Olivier Rousteing Family
Rousteing was adopted by his parents when he was one year old. His mother is an optician, while his father is a port manager.
Olivier Rousteing Partner
Rousteing is openly gay. He does not have a partner and has not discussed his personal relationships publicly.
Olivier Rousteing Education
Rousteing studied at ESMOD (Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode). He did, however, drop out in his first year due to a lack of creative freedom.
Olivier Rousteing Net Worth
Rousteing has an estimated net worth of $100 million. He has earned this figure from her career as a fashion designer.
Olivier Rousteing Career As a Fashion Designer
Rousteing started his career at Roberto Cavalli, where he rose to the position of creative director of the Italian label’s women’s ready-to-wear collection, a post he held for five years. During his early days at Balmain, he collaborated closely with Christophe Decarnin, the French fashion house’s creative director at the time.
Olivier Rousteing Balmain
On April 26, 2011, at the age of 25, Olivier Rousteing took over as creative director at Balmain, succeeding Christophe Decarnin. While he appreciated Decarnin’s design, he wanted the label to focus on the finer features of French couture.
Menswear now accounts for 40% of Balmain’s income since his arrival. While no data were provided by the company, it was believed that Balmain’s income increased from 15 to 20% between 2012 and 2015.
Rousteing launched a Balmain store in London, the brand’s first branch outside of Paris. In April 2016, a SoHo location in New York City opened. Other outlets are now in the planning stages.
Olivier Rousteing Biological Mother
Wonder Boy, a 2021 Netflix documentary created and directed by Anissa Bonnefont, follows Rousteing’s professional career as well as his hunt for his biological mother, who was 14 when she delivered him.
Olivier Rousteing Nationality | Ethnicity
Though he previously thought he was mixed race due to his skin color, he discovered in 2019 that he is 100% African, with a Somali birth mother and an Ethiopian birth father.
Olivier Rousteing Burns
Rousteing celebrated another milestone a little more than a week after celebrating his 10th anniversary as the creative director of Balmain. He did, however, explain that exactly a year previously, the fireplace in his Paris residence “exploded.” He awoke in the hospital the next morning, covered in terrible burns.
Olivier Rousteing Socials
Is Olivier Rousteing still with Balmain?
Yes! In fact, throughout his decade-long tenure at Balmain, the designer has consistently challenged the Paris fashion establishment. Along the way, he has turned the brand into a global powerhouse, converting doubters into believers.
How did Olivier Rousteing become famous?
Rousteing, became famous after he was chosen the youngest creative director in Paris since Yves Saint Laurent, and was appointed to the leadership of Balmain in 2011 at the age of 24. The designer, who is well-known for his involvement with social media, has mastered the art of appealing to the digital youth.