Olivier Rousteing is a French fashion designer and the creative director of Balmain. Rousteing was adopted by a couple at age 1. Rousteing′s mother is an optician, while his father is a seaport manager. He grew up in Bordeaux and moved to Paris to study at ESMOD. In 2003, Rousteing graduated and began his career as a designer at Roberto Cavalli and went on to become the head of the label's women's division.