Olivier Rousteing reveals he sustained injury from a fire explosion
October 11, 2021
Balmain creative director, Olivier Rousteing took to his social media to share that he sustained serious injuries after a fireplace exploded at his home in Paris last year. He wrote;
“I did everything to hide this story from as many people as possible and trying to keep the secret with my teams and friends for too long,” Rousteing wrote. “To be honest I am not really sure why I was so ashamed, maybe this obsession with perfection that fashion is known for and my own insecurities…” he added.
He talked about how this experience made him see the power of social media;”create our own special narrative that avoids what we do not wish to see or show.” “Today, I feel so free, so good and so lucky. I’m beginning a new chapter with a smile on my face and a heart full of gratitude,” Rousteing wrote, reminding followers that “there is always the sun after the storm.”
Rousteing took over as creative director of Balmain in 2011 and has since worked with legions of models and musicians including Kim Kardashian and family, Gigi Hadid, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Iman and Cara Delevingne.