Earlier today, Dazed and Confused Magazine hosted a Q&A with Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing on its Facebook Page. For 30 minutes, the young designer answered questions that touched on a variety of topics including his passions, his inspirations, and of course, his famous friends. He also exhibited an apparent fondness for #hashtags.
He's a friend of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, and was a guest at their wedding earlier this year, so it makes sense that Rousteing has a soft spot for the couple. When one user asked “What’s your favourite Kardashians episode?” Rousteing replied, “When Kanye has to Kim to marry him in the stadium with blackskinhead song #cantgetitoutofmyhead.” When another questioned why he considers the Kardashians and Rihanna his muses “when there are much more interesting people on this planet,” Rousteing defended his girls and suggested there was more to them than meets the eye: “I’m sure if you knew you will think differently #dontjudgewhenyoudontknow.”
Another user managed to squeeze in seven questions for the price of one, when she asked: “Rihanna or Beyoncé? Riccardo Tisci or Tom Ford? Tea or coffee? Black or white? Man or woman? City or Beach? NYC or Paris?” Rousteing replied, “Rihanna Tom Ford Coffee Woman Black City NYC.”
And perhaps his love for Rihanna goes beyond her sex appeal, gorgeous looks and style icon status. He also revealed that he has always been fascinated by musical talents and that he would be a “music industry #producer” if he wasn’t in fashion.
Check out the full Q&A here.