Balmain announced late yesterday that Olivier Rousteing, who headed up women’s wear under Christophe Decarnin, will be the French fashion house’s new creative director. Decarnin left Balmain earlier this month after rumors about problems with his emotional health. Decarnin worked closely with Emmanuelle Alt, who freelanced for Balmain as a stylist and is now editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue (and no longer moonlighting), not to mention one of our favorite people here at Stylenik. While Rousteing does seem like an insider, it also looks like the brand is headed for lots of change, and Decarnin will be a tough act to follow. Will Rousteing inspire robbery and Balmania?
Via T Magazine