A tragic domestic accident left the famous unrecognizable French fashion designer Olivier Rousteing. A year later, the young creative director of the Balmain fashion house shared the news on Instagram with a picture of himself with facial wounds and wrapped in bandages.
“Exactly one year ago, the chimney of my house exploded”, He wrote on the social network. He woke up the next day at the Saint Louis Hospital in Paris (France) and says that since then he has been recovering from his injuries.
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Rousteing explained that her insecurities and fashion’s “obsession with perfection” had prevented her from revealing everything that had happened earlier. “To be honest, I’m not quite sure why I was so embarrassed“, wrote. While recovering, she had hidden her injuries with long sleeves and jewelry during interviews.
“Now, a year later, (I am) recovered, happy and healthy,” he added. He thanked the medical staff who treated him despite “dealing with an incredible number of Covid cases at the same time,” and spoke about how lucky he feels now. “After the storm, the sun always comes out,” he said.
Rousteing was supported by other fashion designers, models, and celebrities in response to the post. Donatella versace She said she was “very happy” that he is healthy. “Let love rule,” wrote the musician Lenny Kravitz.
Rousteing took over as Balmain’s Creative Director in 2011 at just 25 years old.. According to a magazine profile Out Magazine, the brand grew between 15% and 20% between 2012 and 2015.
In his role, he opened boutiques in London and New York, the company’s first outside of Paris. A 2019 Netflix documentary, Wonder boy, analyzed Rousteing’s career and accompanied him as he searched for his biological mother.