The Balmain brand continues to thrive under the creative direction of Paris-based Rousteing, a modern-day Saint Laurent who recently unveiled his fall '17 men's collection, and it is perhaps the only person who can resent his muses, the Katdashian-Wests, as nothing but chic.
Olivier Rousteing (born September 13, 1985 in Bordeaux, France) is a French fashion designer and the creative director of Balmain. Rousteing was adopted by a couple at age 1. Rousteing′s mother is an optician, while his father is a seaport manager. He grew up in Bordeaux and moved to Paris to study at ESMOD (Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode). In 2003, Rousteing graduated and began his career as a designer at Roberto Cavalli and went on to become the head of the label's women's division.