HEALING PROCESS: “I’m unstoppable,” Olivier Rousteing declared on his Instagram account Sunday after sharing a selfie of his higher physique and head wrapped in bandages following a hearth explosion at his Paris residence.
The accident occurred one 12 months in the past, however Balmain’s artistic director solely divulged the accident within the notes for his spring 2022 assortment, unveiled on Sept. 29 throughout Paris Fashion Week. The present was held in a stadium venue earlier than hundreds of followers who donated cash to an AIDS charity to attend the occasion, achieved within the model of a music competition.
“A year ago, I suffered some painful burns in an accident,” Rousteing wrote in his assortment notes. “Hospital rooms, bandages and gauze wraps suddenly became a big part of my life—and as I began sketching, I found myself translating those months of doctors and physical therapy into today’s many bands, weaves and dangling straps.”
He additionally famous that he started sporting huge gold bands on each knuckle to cover scars throughout restoration.
His Instagram put up reads like a confessional, revealing that he wore face masks, turtlenecks and lengthy sleeves, even on the top of summer time, to disguise his accidents.
“I did everything to hide this story from as many people as possible and trying to keep the secret with my teams and friends for too long,” he wrote, musing: “To be trustworthy I’m not actually certain why I used to be so ashamed, possibly this obsession with perfection that style is understood for and my very own insecurities…
“And I truly realized that the power of social media is to reveal only what you want to show!” mentioned Rousteing, who counts 7 million followers on the image-sharing platform, the place his motto is “This is my reality.”
“Today, I feel so free, so good and so lucky. I’m beginning a new chapter with a smile on my face and a heart full of gratitude,” he wrote. “There is always the sun after the storm.”
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