The designer shares how his love affair with the biggest reality star in the world began

By Emily Kirkpatrick
Updated December 02, 2016 03:42 PM
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Kim Kardashian
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Typically, when you think of great romances through history there’s a shortlist of names that come to mind. Couples like Romeo and Juliet, Rose and Jack, and the greatest love affair of them all, Macaroni and Cheese. But there’s one more twenty-first century pairing you should add to that list of ever-lasting, star-crossed matches, and that is Kim Kardashian and the designer behind Balmain and the majority of her most memorable custom looks, Olivier Rousteing. And in a new video for the reality star’s website, the designer talks about why he loves this particular woman so much and some of his favorite pieces he’s created for her.


According to Rousteing it was love at first sight, saying in the video for Kim’s latest blog post, “My first meeting with Kim in three words I would say surprising, I would say electric, and I would say love. It was during the Met Gala in New York in 2013.” And from there a collaborative fashion relationship was born, with the first piece he created for her being Kim’s baroque pearl-covered Bachelorette dress.

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The Balmain creative director said, “The first design that I sketch and I create for Kim was her dress for her Bachelorette party. This is a memory I will never never forget. She wanted something really unique and really special for a day that was special. So, I kind of create that Marie Antoinette costume and it was really really beautiful. I think she looked so great in that dress and I was really really happy with that because I love Kanye and I love Kim and altogether being part of that moment –fashion moment – I think it was really important to me. She’s a unique woman and that dress was unique as well so it was really special to me.”

On second thought, however, Rousteing corrected himself and gave a much more risque response to that question, adding, “But you know what? I think the first that I made for her was not the Bachelorette one it was a long electric blue dress that Kanye requested. And you know what is the most amazing thing about this dress that — I don’t know if I can say it but I’m going to say it I’m sorry Kim I want to say — is the night where North was conceived. I don’t know if I can say, maybe it’s a secret but I know that Kanye told me. So, I just wanted to share with you guys.”

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