Europe 1 with AFP / Photo credit: Arturo Holmes / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP 14:56 p.m., September 17, 2023Balmain stylist Olivier Rousteing announced on Instagram that more than 50 pieces from his upcoming collection, which were to be presented during Paris Fashion Week, have been stolen. The driver transporting the parts was attacked and the truck stolen.
Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing announced on his Instagram account the theft of more than 50 pieces from his next collection, ten days before the fashion show of the house during Paris Fashion Week.
"Our driver called us to say he had been attacked by a group of people. More than 50 pieces were stolen," said the 38-year-old star stylist, in a message posted on the night of Saturday to Sunday.
The driver, "safe and sound", was transporting the goods aboard a truck that was driving "from the airport to the headquarters of Balmain" and which was "stolen", he added, adding that he was at the headquarters of Balmain and waiting for the delivery Saturday morning, when the driver called.
"We will work even harder, day and night"
"My team and I have worked very hard. We will work even harder, day and night, just like our suppliers, but it's so disrespectful. I wanted to share this with you to remind you to never take anything for granted," continued the stylist, Balmain's creative director since 2011.
Mixing hip-hop and castings under the sign of diversity, Olivier Rousteing has shaken up the codes and multiplied the steps to make the world of luxury understandable for young people and "democratize" fashion, becoming a star himself, frequenting celebrities and the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival.
The Balmain show, bought in 2016 by the Qatari investment fund Mayhoola, on the occasion of the week of women's ready-to-wear in Paris, is scheduled for the evening of September 27.