Over the course of the past few years fashion and film have married in more ways than one as documentary film makers have turned their lens to the drama and spotlight that is fashion. On the heels of recent films coming out on Martin Margiela, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, a new documentary on Olivier Rousteing is set to be released in 2019 and will focus on Rousteing’s life both professionally and personally.
When he became the creative director of Balmain at age 24 in 2011, Rousteing was the youngest designer to lead the house. The highly anticipated documentary will highlight his life experiences, including his growing up in an adopted family, being openly gay, and confronting racism.
The documentary will be directed by Anissa Bonnefont Di Stefano and produced by Stella Maris Pictures. Matt Tyrnauer and Matt Kapp, the production team behind the 2009 docudrama Valentino: Last Emperor, will finish shooting this summer. And while distribution has yet to be confirmed, we at The Impression are certain that Balmain’s Army will lead the charge to secure screen presence.