Olivier Rousteing reveals he survived scary fire explosion

Beloved designer Olivier Rousteing, the inventive director of the Balmain trend model, shared on Instagram Saturday that one 12 months in the past, he was injured after his fire exploded. (Warning: this story contains a picture some could discover graphic.)

“A YEAR AGO,” the 36-year-old clothier started his caption on Saturday, Oct. 8. “I lastly really feel able to share this. I’ve been hiding this for too lengthy and it’s time so that you can know. Precisely a 12 months in the past, the hearth inside my home exploded. I wakened the following morning in Paris’ Hôpital Saint Louis. The proficient workers at that well-known hospital, which was coping with an unbelievable variety of COVID instances at that very same time, took superb care of me.”

“I can’t thank them sufficient,” he continued. “I did all the things to cover this story from as many individuals as attainable and attempting to maintain the key with my groups and associates for too lengthy. To be sincere I’m not actually positive why I used to be so ashamed, perhaps this obsession with perfection that trend is thought for and my very own insecurities…”

Within the picture he shared on Saturday, Rousteing may be seen in a full physique solid with extreme burns protecting his face.

“As I recovered, I simply labored days and night time to neglect and creating all my collections, attempting to maintain the world dreaming with my collections and on the identical time hiding the scars with face masks, turtlenecks, lengthy sleeves and even a number of rings on all my fingers by way of many interviews or photograph shoots,” he shared.

“And I really realized that the ability of social media is to disclose solely what you need to present! Type of permitting us to create our personal particular narrative that avoids what we don’t want to see or present: that is our new world.”

Buddies and followers of the designer took to the remark part to applaud him for his bravery, being so open and sincere in regards to the horrible incident.

“Candy coronary heart,” wrote Karen Elson. “Such braveness and bravado sharing your story. One factor I do know to be true is that actual magnificence the type that lights up a room is at all times imperfect and flawed in all the correct methods. It’s the soul that shines brighter than anything might.”

Christina Milian wrote, “Glad you made it out protected. God bless you and 🙏🏽 for the braveness to share this.”

“I am so glad you are protected,” commented fellow clothier Donatella Versace.

Cardi B added, “God bless you.”

In September, Rousteing made his first public look in virtually a 12 months onstage on the Balmain Pageant V02 womenswear spring/summer season ready-to-wear present as a part of Paris Vogue Week.

Designer Olivier Rousteing on Sept. 29, 2021.Dominique Charriau / Getty Photos

“Now, a 12 months later — healed, pleased and wholesome,” he continued in his caption on Saturday. “I notice how really blessed I’m and I thank GOD on a regular basis of my life. My final present was in regards to the celebration of therapeutic over ache and I thank all of the fashions the productions my staff the fashions my Balmain household, my associates that got here and supported not solely my 10 years of Balmain however my rebirth.”

Rousteing ended his caption thanking the primary responders who helped him together with his harrowing restoration, and reminding his followers and followers to by no means hand over.

“Right this moment, I really feel so free, so good and so fortunate,” he stated. “I’m starting a brand new chapter with a smile on my face and a coronary heart stuffed with gratitude. To the docs and nurses at Saint Louis, and to all those that helped me throughout this lengthy restoration and stored my secret: a profound thank-you. I really like you.

“GOD BLESS YOU ALL,” he wrote, including, “and once more by no means by no means hand over! There may be at all times the solar after the storm.”