Balmain is one of France’s most expensive brands, with its handbags starting at more than $1150.
Rousteing became its creative director in 2011 and is credited with making the brand more attractive to a younger generation by embracing hip-hop and diversity.
Celebrity clients include Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé, who has worn various bespoke Balmain pieces during her 2023 Renaissance tour. Actress Emily Blunt wore a mint-green Balmain dress at the Paris premiere of Chris Nolan’s movie Oppenheimer in July 2023.
Following Sunday’s heist, fellow designers and celebrities took to Instagram to express their support.
“Sending you all my love,” wrote Donatella Versace. “I know that you and your creativity will be able to overcome this.”
“Awful. Sending you love,” wrote supermodel Linda Evangelista.
Paris Fashion Week is one of the most important dates in the calendar for designers.