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The 25 Greatest Black Fashion Designers

Olivier Rousteing

Design Credits: Balmain

When Balmain announced it was appointing Olivier Rousteing as head designer, some questioned whether he was right for the job. But, as you know, the move proved to be the right decision and not to mention also lucrative.

To this day, celebrities can't get enough of the brand, and rappers are still wearing the biker jeans like it's their second skin. The African-Frenchman Rousteing earned his stripes at Roberto Cavalli, where he worked for five years, and then designing Balmain's women's line. He may have stayed behind the scenes while former designer Christophe Decarnin led Balmain, but those days are long gone. All eyes are on Rousteing now.

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