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Just a little over an hour ago, the house of Balmain officially announced that designer Olivier Rousteing would be taking over Christophe Decarnin‘s old job as creative director. In a press release, Balmain touted the newly promoted Rousteing’s talents and resume.
A little more than two weeks after Christophe Decarnin was released from his contract at Balmain, rumors of his successor are swirling. Relative unknown — and “key deputy” of Decarnin — Olivier Rousteing is said to be taking over the position of creative director.
Remember when everyone thought it Balmain‘s creative director Christophe Decarnin might be mentally ill after he failed to attend his own show during Paris Fashion Week? It turns out that that might not be exactly why he didn’t turn up, but it was a sign that his relationship with the brand was coming to a close. This morning, Balmain announced the “end of its collaboration” with Decarnin, and is expected to announce a successor within the next week.
Not to be outdone by Diddy, Kanye is tapping Balmain‘s Christophe Decarnin to design costumes for his upcoming, sure-to-melt-your-face-off tour. Rumor has it Yeezy is asking for “seventies-centric pantsuits, cutaway coats, and gilded jeans” from Balmain’s fall 2010 collection to be remade just for him.