24 hours with OLIVIER ROUSTE­ING

“I think fash­ion is like sex … when you do the show, that’s the or­gasm,” says the Bal­main de­signer.

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I wake up and put on su­per strong mu­sic, like Brit­ney Spears’s Work Bitch or Bey­oncé’s last al­bum. When I saw the Par­ti­tion video, I said, “I need to move like that”. Then I watch TV on my couch, some­times cartoons, some­times MTV, The Simp­sons, South Park, Amer­i­can Dad, or the E! chan­nel. Joan Rivers was hi­lar­i­ous on Fash­ion Po­lice. Some­times they laugh about my dresses. I drink my milk and eat frosted corn­flakes, try­ing to keep my eyes open. I check my e-mail to see what’s go­ing on. I live in Paris, so I say good­night to my friends in LA, like Kim [Kar­dashian], by Skype, What­sApp, Snapchat, or In­sta­gram. The first per­son I call is my right-hand man, my as­sis­tant, to check my sched­ule. He’s one of my best friends, so we also talk about the night be­fore and funny pic­tures. I love Michel Gaubert’s In­sta­gram. He posted a pic­ture where he called me “Ri­hanno”. I read mostly on my phone or iPad. I love Women’s Wear Daily, Just Jared, and Perez Hil­ton. My coach comes twice a week—I love him. I work out in Nike shorts and sneak­ers, and I wear a hat be­cause my hair is so curly when I wake up. My coach is im­pressed when he sees me dressed up in the press or at my fash­ion shows be­cause when he ar­rives at my house I look like shit. I do ex­er­cises like crunches and squats to su­per-loud mu­sic with big beats, but hon­estly it’s so hard. I shower for 15-20 min­utes, also with su­per-loud mu­sic. I love danc­ing in my shower. Have you seen The Tru­man Show? I’m re­ally scared that if there were cam­eras in my house and shower I would look crazy. Then I put on my cream—I love Vichy and La Mer—and brush my hair, and do Clar­isonic on my skin. Af­ter­ward my face looks amaz­ing, and I take my selfie. I wear a tank top be­cause I’m al­ways warm, a leather jacket, and leather pants; I have 10 pairs. I like my uni­form—the only thing I change is my shoes. When I feel sporty I wear Nikes, and when I don’t I wear Bal­main boots. If I feel like a py­jama day, I wear jog­gings and a hat; if you’re go­ing to wear jog­gings, it’s best to wear Bal­main. Some­times I feel like I’m in LA more than Paris, but I don’t care. Clothes can make me feel like I’m in jail—I have to have part of my skin show­ing. There was a big ar­ti­cle about me, and the first thing my mom texted was that I didn’t but­ton my shirt in the pic­ture. I wear Bal­main a lot, but I have no prob­lem wear­ing other de­sign­ers. I’m crazy for Chanel, and I col­lect vin­tage Ver­sace. I have maybe 35 pieces. I also col­lect T-shirts and ’70s tai­lored jack­ets that are very French—I love a re­ally tight jacket. I have old Har­ley-David­son boots and about 30 pairs of sneak­ers, but I lose them ev­ery time I travel. I call the car and rush to the of­fice. I used to Rollerblade to work in the sum­mer, but I moved and now it’s too far. In the car I call my mom and my grand­par­ents. It’s the best time be­cause I’m kind of chilled. When I ar­rive my as­sis­tant has a Star­bucks chai tea latte wait­ing for me. In my stu­dio it’s almost all girls, so we chat. They tell me what they did last night, what guys they

found. It’s pretty funny.

7:00 A.M.

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