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Olivier Rousteing, Artistic Director of Paris Fashion Week

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It was supposed to be the last shipment for the upcoming Fashion Week in Paris — but it apparently never arrived. The artistic director of the French fashion spectacle, Olivier Rousteing, has reported a raid on his collection. According to the report, a van with more than 50 items of clothing was hijacked for the event.

"This morning I woke up with a smile on my face [...] and then this happened...," the 37-year-old wrote in a post on Instagram. "Our shipment has been hijacked. Our truck was stolen." The robbery occurred on the way from the airport to the headquarters of the fashion brand Balmain. Rousteing works as chief designer for Balmain.

"So many people have worked so hard to make this collection possible," Rousteing continued. His team is now trying to reproduce everything. But emotionally, the attack apparently hits particularly hard. "This is so disrespectful," Rousteing writes in his message with a black background. Rousteing did not disclose an exact list of what was stolen. It is also unclear whether the thieves knew what was in the van.

The pieces should be presented on the catwalk in just a few days. Next week, Fashion Week for women's fashion begins in the French capital.