Olivier Rousteing (born April 3, 1986) is a Frenchfashion designer and the creative director of Balmain. Rousteing was adopted by his parents 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 (Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode). 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.