Balmain is a French fashion house founded in 1946 in Paris by Pierre Balmain. Throughout its history, the Parisian house Balmain has always managed to maintain its position as a fashion house and reference brand. Olivier Rousteing was named designer of Balmain in 2011. His collections continue to evolve the brand. Rousteing is inspired by the inimitable and assured style of the contemporary Parisian while incorporating the work of the masters who kept the house before him.