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RUMOR: Olivier Rousteing to Replace Christophe Decarnin at Balmain

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WWD is reporting that Olivier Rousteing, previously a deputy to creative director Christophe Decarnin at Balmain, is set to succeed Decarnin following the designer's sudden departure from the fashion house earlier this year. The trade paper reports:

Balmain is zeroing in on a contract and could reveal Rousteing’s appointment as early as next week.

According to the designer’s posting on the professional networking site LinkedIn, he has worked at Balmain since 2009, and was at Roberto Cavalli in Milan for almost six years before that. A French national proficient in multiple languages, he is a graduate of the Paris fashion and art school ESMOD.

· Olivier Rousteing Seen Succeeding Christophe Decarnin at Balmain [WWD]