Creative Conversations IV
Ep. 4 - Olivier Rousteing
In Episode 4 of her new podcast series, Suzy hears the moving and uplifting life story of the Creative Director of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing.
Hear the unique story of how Olivier Rousteing and his “Balmain Army” have fought for diversity and inclusivity in the fashion industry for nearly ten years. An inspiration to us all, his many supporters include Beyoncé, the Kardashian clan, Rihanna… oh! And Michelle Obama.
Olivier understood the power of social media very early on in his career, and has adapted to the digital world seamlessly. But he reveals that it was just one comment from Suzy backstage that led him to believe in himself and become the star designer he is today, building on the allure and power of women.
He also shares his feelings about being raised by adoptive parents in Bordeaux, and tells Suzy the riveting and dramatic story behind the new documentary about him, Wonder Boy, revealing his struggle to find his birth mother.
Produced by Natasha Cowan.
Edited by Tim Thornton.
Music by @joergzuber.
Graphics by Paul Wallis / Drift Design.
Production Assistance by Lauren Sweeting.
Support for the Creative Conversations podcast comes from the Condé Nast Luxury Conference.
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