“I did everything to hide this story from as many people as possible and trying to keep the secret with my teams and friends for too long,” Rousteing wrote.
“To be honest I am not really sure why I was so ashamed, maybe this obsession with perfection that fashion is known for and my own insecurities…” he added.
Praising the staff at the Hôpital Saint Louis in Paris where he was treated, he said he had hidden his injuries with clothes and accessories during interviews and photoshoots.
Olivier Rousteing, French creative director of luxury fashion house Balmain, after being injured in a fireplace explosion in October 2020. Credit: Olivier Rousteing/Instagram
He said the experience made him realize that the power of social media enabled users to “create our own special narrative that avoids what we do not wish to see or show.”
“Today, I feel so free, so good and so lucky. I’m beginning a new chapter with a smile on my face and a heart full of gratitude,” Rousteing wrote, reminding followers that “there is always the sun after the storm.”
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