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Olivier Rousteing: Fashion needs diversifying

Olivier Rousteing: Fashion needs diversifying

Olivier Rousteing has blasted top-name designers who cast model clones rather than a diverse array of beauties.

The French designer currently helms Balmain and always puts on a memorable display when it comes to runway shows.

His catwalks are full of models from different backgrounds, with the likes of Jourdan Dunn, Cindy Bruna and Binx Walton regularly walking.

"Unfortunately, a lot of designers cast blonde skinny girls who have no name, because they don’t want a personality to detract from their clothes.

"They think cold is modern. For me, modern is having strong, powerful girls who have something to say," Olivier told Marie Claire Runway.

His penchant for strong women spills over into the world of showbiz too. He's the go-to designer for the likes of Kim Kardashian and Rihanna; neither of which is shy when it comes to fashion.

"Kim’s body shape is so interesting to dress, she represents another reality. People complain that fashion is talking to just anorexic girls, but now we have these sexy, strong businesswomen.

"Rihanna, too, she’s my Madonna or my David Bowie right now. She mixes this boyish factor with her superwoman shape," he smiled.

As for his own style credentials, Olivier admits you're more likely to find him lounging around the house in comfy clothes than dressed up to the nines at a showbiz event.

"I love being alone. I stay home in my pyjamas way more than I party, but, of course, I take fewer selfies in my pyjamas," he laughed.

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