Olivier Rousteing talks Beyoncé's Coachella costumes
The creative director for Balmain worked with Beyoncé on the outfits
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The world recently watched Beyoncé tear up the main stage at Coachella. The fiery set caused tidal waves on social media, with many praising Beyoncé’s singing, substance, and style. Olivier Rousteing was the man tasked with dressing the performer. The creative director of Balmain was first approached by B’s stylist, Marni Senofonte. “Marni told me that [...] B was looking for something in a military style... our silhouettes and our ‘Mad Max’, futuristic take on military looks for Fall were a perfect fit”, Rousteing told Vogue.
Yet Olivier didn’t work alone when designing Beyoncé’s Coachella costumes. “She would give me direct feedback about how the lighting should hit the clothes, what the music had to emphasize about each look — I never had to guess what to do next”, Rousteing explained. “The thing I will always remember is sitting on the floor with B and cutting fabric”, the designer noted. “Blue comes in and runs over to B, and B holds her in her arms... here you are with this megastar but also, she is a strong woman and a loving momma to her daughter”.
For the full interview with Olivier Rousteing, head over to Vogue.
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