Fashion designer Olivier Rousteing reveals horrific burns caused by exploding fireplace after a year of painful recovery

FRENCH designer Olivier Rousteing opened up for the primary time about his horrific accidents following an explosion at his house final yr.

The artistic director of the style home Balmain shared an image of himself wrapped in bandages with burns on his face to his Instagram account on Saturday.


The French designer shared an image of him wrapped in bandages after the explosionCredit score: Instagram/olivier_rousteing
Olivier Rousteing with Jennifer Lopez at the Met Gala in 2018


Olivier Rousteing with Jennifer Lopez on the Met Gala in 2018Credit score: Getty – Contributor

“A YEAR AGO,” he started the prolonged caption.

“I lastly really feel able to share this. I have been hiding this for too lengthy and it is time so that you can know.

“Precisely a yr in the past, the hearth inside my home exploded.”

In accordance with the 36-year-old artistic director, he woke the subsequent day at Paris’s Hôpital Saint Louis the place he was handled by employees already coping with the Covid pandemic.

He added that he couldn’t thank the medical employees sufficient for “taking superb care” of him.

Rousteing went on to say that he had hidden what had occurred to him from as many individuals as doable together with his group and a few of his associates.

The designer mentioned his insecurities and trend’s “obsession with perfection” stopped him from revealing his secret.

“As I recovered, I simply labored days and evening to overlook and creating all my collections, attempting to maintain the world dreaming with my collections and on the identical time hiding the scars with face masks, turtlenecks, lengthy sleeves and even a number of rings on all my fingers via many interviews or photoshoots,” he wrote.

“Now, a yr later – healed, glad and wholesome.”

Rousteing acquired loads of assist from his celeb associates and clientele with Kim Kardashian writing: “I really like you” and Cardi B posting: “Sending a lot love and blessings”.

At 24 Rousteing turned the youngest and solely black artistic director within the historical past of Balmain.

In accordance with Out Journal, the style home grew between 15% and 20% after Rousteing joined in 2011.

In 2019, a Netflix documentary known as Surprise Boy adopted Rousteing’s profession and his journey to seek out his organic mom.

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