Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing Signs With CAA
THE LOS ANGELES – BASED AGENCY “WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH THE DESIGNER TO EXPLORE NEW BUSINESS-BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES IN ENTERTAINMENT AND POPULAR CULTURE THAT ARE COMPLEMENTARY TO HIS ROLE AS BALMAIN CREATIVE DIRECTOR.”
CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES — Balmain‘s creative Olivier Rousteing has signed with American talent and sports agency CAA.
The talent agency “will work closely with Rousteing to explore new business-building opportunities in entertainment and popular culture that are complementary to his role as Balmain creative director,” noted CAA. “In particular, Rousteing looks forward to working with the CAA Foundation, the agency’s philanthropic arm, to explore initiatives that will allow him to use his unique position, voice and visibility to help others and support needed changes in fashion and society.”
In 2011, Rousteing became the creative director of Balmain, at just 25-year-old.
Born in Bordeaux, France, the designer graduated from the Paris fashion school École supérieure des arts et techniques de la mode prior to joining Balmain, where he worked for two years before taking on the role of creative director. He was formerly at Roberto Cavalli in Milan for five years.
He was one of the youngest designers to take on such a title at a major house, and also the first Black designer to oversee all the collections at Balmain.
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