W Magazine X Balmain Legends
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What: Rihanna, Iman, Olivier Rousteing And Naomi Campbell in Balmain By Emma Summerton For W Magazine September 2014
Models: Pop Star Rihanna, 26 and supermodels Naomi Campbell, 44 and Iman, 59.
Photo: Emma Summerton
Wearing: Balmain's Fall 2014 collection
Styled By: Balmain's creative director Olivier Rousteing
Why: "The trio came together for a story celebrating fashion brand Balmain's 28-year-old creative director, Olivier Rousteing, who says the three embody his style. 'These women are inspiring to so many different people,' he said. 'Bringing them together represents the concept I’m working toward.'" (WMAGAZINE)
Inspiration: "Mr Rousteing said bringing the three powerhouses together for one shoot represented 'the concept I'm working toward' with the brand".
Fun Fact: This is the first time all three beauties have posed together. (WE WANT MORE!!!)
"Olivier Rousteing is black, 28, and not above posting shirtless selfies on Instagram. As the creative director of Balmain, all this makes him something of a rarity: Racial diversity, youth, and flagrant -modernity are not characteristics commonly associated with venerable French fashion houses, much less with the designers at their helm. Yet Rousteing—who after three successful years on the job has made it clear that he is not a fashion footnote—is determined to change that. “My job is not just to design clothes but to also give a new vision to fashion,” he declares." (WMAGAZINE)
“Sometimes you forget that your passion can also be your work.” At 18, Rousteing went to work for Roberto Cavalli, where he rose through the ranks from intern to right-hand man of Peter Dundas, who was Cavalli’s head designer when Rousteing arrived. " (WMAGAZINE)
Read W article HERE.
Hope you enjoyed this beautiful editorial shoot as much as we did :))