New York Style Week noticed no scarcity of surprising disruptions, from a slew of protestors and runway crashers to model backlash from the over-saturation of influencers attending reveals.
Now, as the style world gears up for Paris Style Week (set to start on September 25), one vogue home is already set again — an alarming 50 items from Balmain’s new assortment had been “hijacked” whereas en path to a becoming on Sunday.
Balmain’s Inventive Director, Olivier Rousteing, took to Instagram earlier this week to share an announcement concerning the “unfair” and “disrespectful” incident.
“Our supply was hijacked. The camion obtained stolen. Thank god, the driving force is secure. So many individuals labored so onerous to make this assortment [happen]. We’re redoing every thing however that is so so disrespectful,” he captioned the textual content publish. “Please be secure, that is the world we live in. Love you my Balmain staff and we can’t quit.”
Rousteing grew to become the Inventive Director of Balmain in 2011 at simply 26 years outdated and shortly grew to become the go-to designer for celebrities equivalent to Kim Kardashian and Rihanna.
On October 3, 2016, Kardashian was robbed on the finish of Paris Style Week — the identical day because the Balmain present. She was held at gunpoint by intruders who entered her resort room and made away with almost $10 million price of bijou.
Many individuals within the vogue business supplied condolences and assist on Rousteing’s publish.
“Sending you all my love,” wrote business icon Donatella Versace subsequent to a damaged coronary heart emoji. “I do know that you just and your creativity will be capable to overcome this!”
“Pressure,” wrote vogue model Jacquemus.
Fashions and mates equivalent to Nicki Hilton, Romee Strijd, and Elsa Hosk commented with a number of emojis that expressed anger, disappointment, and frustration.
A spokesperson for Balmain advised the Wall Street Journal that the model’s September 27 SS 2024 present will go on as deliberate.
The outlet additionally reported that Paris police are investigating the incident.
Paris Style Week is slated to run from Monday, September 25 by Tuesday, October 3.