Balmain to design costumes for Paris Opera

The renowned dancer and choreographer Sébastien Bertaud has called on Olivier Rousteing, creative director of fashion house Balmain, to design the costumes for “Renaissance,” a ballet being staged in June in the French capital. More than a fashion collab, the partnership takes the fashion house onto new ground, bringing a touch of Balmain style to French cultural heritage.

“I feel SO Proud and honored To design The costumes of The French ballet, it’s an incredible experience to BE part of The designers that contribute To French culture, bringing my couture to The French heritage IS one of my biggest dreams. #proud #couturemeetsballet” said Olivier Rousteing on his Instagram account.

The costumes designed by Olivier Rousteing will be worn onstage by dancers performing “Renaissance,” a ballet choreographed by Sébastien Bertaud and staged as part of a program of four creations from the Paris Opera’s new talents, June 13 to 18.

Olivier Rousteing, who has been Balmain creative director since 2011, has brought a new energy to the French couture house with a shrewdly managed balance between innovation and traditional expertise.  Balmain is owned by the Qatari based Mayhoola, also the owner of Valentino and Pal Zileri.

Olivier Rousteing