Luxury fashion label Balmain robbed ahead of Paris Fashion Week


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A file picture shows a creation from the Balmain womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023 collection during Paris Fashion Week in March. Photo: AFP

Balmain merchandise was stolen after a delivery driver was attacked as the high-end label prepares to unveil its new collection at Paris Fashion Week later this month.

More than 50 pieces were stolen after a driver was hijacked transporting the pieces between the airport and Balmain’s headquarters in central Paris, designer Olivier Rousteing wrote on his official Instagram page, adding that the driver was safe.

A company spokesperson didn’t immediately reply when asked to comment on Sunday (Sept 17) outside of normal business hours.

It’s unclear which airport Rousteing was referring to.

The creative director said he found out about the theft on Saturday morning (Sept 16) as he was doing fittings ahead of the brand’s Paris Fashion Week show scheduled on Sept 27.

Balmain belongs to Qatar’s investment fund Mayhoola which also owns Valentino.

Balmain is known for its elegant and modern tailoring designs as well as its red carpet gowns.

Recently, actress Emily Blunt wore a mint-green Balmain dress at the Paris premiere of Chris Nolan’s film Oppenheimer. Beyonce wore various bespoke Balmain pieces during her Renaissance tour. – Bloomberg

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