Creative Director of Balmain
Olivier Rousteing is the creative director of Balmain, a post that he has held since 2009 when he succeeded Christophe Decarnin. Under his direction, Balmain took on a fresh take and has revitalized itself in recent years with multiple flagship store openings. Aside from his designs, Rousteing is a media personality himself with a slew of celebrity friends who have catapulted his name into stardom. He counts the Kardashians/Jenners, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Rihanna, and more top celebrities and models as close friends and muses. Balmain took the world by storm this year with its H&M collaboration that sent fans into frenzy -- attracting days of line-ups and subsequently selling out immediately.