Olivier Rousteing Just Revealed Something About Kim Kardashian

Having just put on yet another flawless spectacle for his SS16 show and the launch of his Balmain x H&M collaboration right around the corner, it’s pretty clear that designer Olivier Rousteing has not been short of inspiration lately. But while he has many a Balmain army recruit to choose from (Kendall, Gigi, Jourdan, Lottie Moss and Lily Donaldson to name a few), there’s one woman in particular that Olivier Rousteing looks to for inspiration: Kim Kardashian.

As guest editor for the month of October, Rousteing wrote in his first piece for CNN Style: “I choose muses that are actually really different and modern – I chose them because they are contemporary, they are part of this new world.”

Kim Kardashian Olivier Rousteing Olivier styled and designed for Kim throughout her pregnancies



“For example, Kim Kardashian. She’s my friend, she’s a woman that I love for different reasons.”


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Surprised? Us neither. Mrs. Kardashian West has long been a fan of the luxury fashion house (we can hardly keep count of the times she has stepped out wearing Balmain while she’s also starred alongside Kanye in a campaign for the brand), and her personal relationship with Rousteing himself has also gone from strength to strength. On top of all that, her role as a strong-willed, career-minded woman has helped earn her the much-coveted status as Balmain’s muse.

Kim Kardashian Olivier Rousteing Kim and Olivier are often seen hanging out together during Paris Fashion Week




“First, I think she’s powerful,” Rousteing added. “She’s representing the new world and she represents the new family: Kim, Kanye, North.”

“I also think she’s pushing boundaries when it comes to the female form. I love dressing her, she’s a different body type to the models on my catwalk. I love to see different body shapes, different girls, different personalities and different backgrounds – she’s part of my world.”

With that in mind, we can’t see what the duo will do next..