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Christophe Decarnin probably was the antithesis to what you just said. Yet again, you know better than anyone that all the buzz was due to him and the distinct identity he created for Balmain with Emmanuelle Alt (One look at how she sexed-up Isabel Marant at the same time and you know just why her business became the new, cooler-choice Chloť).

Besides the fact that Balmain is one of the historical couture houses on the Paris fashion landscape, it will be due to it's previous success with buyers and press that the opinion leaders in the industry will continue to come and see what Mr. Rousteing can bring to the label.
christophe decarnin represents the former unsuccessfully forged unto the latter by the very ediatrix in question. while the collections and their sales will forever speak for themselves, the buzz and the hype around the label owe themselves not to decarnin's celebrity but to alt's unsubtle hand.

anyone who rises to head the house of balmain will no doubt get judged on the work of their hands and the revenue they bring to the house, but let's face it: if this olivier's talent turns a success at the house, his looks and personality have the potential to usher him to marquee status with others of his ilk (like dundas, another cavalli alum).

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canyone who rises to head the house of balmain will no doubt get judged on the work of their hands and the revenue they bring to the house, but let's face it: if this olivier's talent turns a success at the house, his looks and personality have the potential to usher him to marquee status with others of his ilk (like dundas, another cavalli alum).
He will succeed to rise to this league only if he manages to keep Balmain both commercially and editorially valid, as well as to give it a distinct stamp of his own - Simply keeping with the present winning formula without broadening the houses' target audience to other markets and/or price ranges would not work to keep the business expanding in the longer run (and by that, I mean a period of no more than five years).

Taking into account that Balmain's CEO disbanded with Decarnin due to disagreements over the houses' positioning and development, I can only assume they chose Rousteing for the reason that he would be more obedient to follow such intentions.

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Can we please experience what it's like to type in 'Olivier Rousteing' on google images.
This must be the only image of him that exists.

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^ Hilarious ... 91,800 images ... all the same. This guy has kept an amazingly low profile ...

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Has anyone ever searched google Images for Olivier Rousteing? Its so funny. Its like there has only ever been one image of him EVER taken.



so cute.


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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that's hilarious. I mean literally one pic on the whole entire internet

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it goes on for pages and pages and pages.....but thats it. We shall have to wait till Sept/Oct to see what he looks like in the flesh/in the full at the end of the show.

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