The artistic director of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing, revealed that more than fifty pieces of the new collection that his Paris label intended to display at fashion week later this month were taken by burglars. Fashion week will take place in Paris at the end of this month. The upcoming fashion week is going to take place later on in this month.
During the night on Sunday, Rousteing posted a message on Instagram in which he claimed that a group of people had kidnapped his delivery driver as he was traveling from an airport to the offices of Balmain in Paris. In the post, Rousteing said that the driver had been taken while he was heading from the airport to the headquarters of Balmain. He added that they stole more than fifty items in total, all of which were the last pieces that he had been anticipating receiving for the womenswear show that was scheduled to take place on September 27. Those pieces were stolen. He did not give a comprehensive list of the items that were stolen from the building.
“Our delivery was taken hostage,” he wrote in the email. “We apologize for the inconvenience.” “Thanks be to God, it appears that the driver will be all right.
This collection is the result of a lot of people that put lot of effort over a long period of time. Everything is being redone, but this is a very insulting way to act toward the people who are doing the work. We are not going to give in to defeat.”
Rousteing did not specify which of Paris’s two big international airports the shipment would be delivered from, so it is unknown where the cargo will be transported from. According to what he wrote in his letter, he was waiting at his office on Saturday morning when “our driver called us and said that he was hijacked by a group of people.” He noted this in the letter.
“This is not even close to being fair. My coworkers and I have put in an extraordinary amount of effort,” he continued to say. We are going to work harder throughout the day and into the night. Our suppliers will be available 24 hours a day, that too seven days a week, including weekends and holidays.