Kanye West praised for being a fashion ‘god’ by Olivier Rousteing


Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing “loves” Kanye West and his fashion line Yeezy, which he wears all the time.

Olivier Rousteing “loves” Kanye West’s fashion range.

The 30-year-old creative director of Balmain – who created Kim Kardashian West and Kanye’s custom made metallic ensembles for the Met Gala on Monday (02.05.16) – has the utmost respect for the ‘Bound 2’ rapper for his success in the music and fashion industry, describing him as a “f***ing god”

Olivier also has a number of his Yeezy pieces in his wardrobe.

Speaking to HYPEBEAST online about his favourite style muse, the fashion designer said: “If I think about someone who I love and respect for their vision and brand, I’d have to say Kanye West.

“I love Yeezy. I wear Yeezy. You know what I love about him? It’s that he can create so much tension and power at the same time. It’s insane! I went to his show in Madison Square Garden and I was just like, ‘Wow! This is fashion.’ In one live moment, there were 20,000 surrounding his clothes, while launching a new album, The Life of Pablo, dressing everybody in Yeezy. This is the dream of every designer … You sit back and you’re just like, ‘You are a f***ing god,’ because you made this happen.

“I love him. I love that he has no boundaries and says what he wants … I admire him because he has the chance to be free.”

Olivier designed four Balmain gowns for the ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star to choose from for the Met Gala, which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and attended by a host of stars including Beyoncé Knowles, Rita Ora, Taylor Swift, Emily Ratajkowski and Madonna among others.

Kim, 35, ultimately decided to combine two dresses to make one unique piece for the event hosted by Anna Wintour which had a Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology theme.

Taking to Twitter, her husband Kanye, 38, revealed: “Thank you Olivier for making 4 dresses for Kim to choose from which we chopped 2 in half … and thank you for turning my personal jean jacket into a couture piece … We just had fun with the “future” theme !!! It was a fun night all together … (sic)”

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