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OLIVIER ROUSTEING gives us his definition of elegance

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The definition of elegance by olivier rousteinginterview of olivier rousteing : to be yourself. in fact, i find it so much less elegant when someone tries to be cool when they’re not. and i find that actually, what bores me the most is that everyone today no longer looks to be elegant, but looks to be cool, it’s a much deeper contradiction, that people want to be cool. and i think that being cool is just so short-lived, what i’m doing for balmain is something that’s timeless, being cool lasts one or two months… in the past it would have lasted a year, but now it lasts 2 months, then even #4days. everything goes so quickly and this obsession with what’s cool or not isn’t right or logical, in contrast being elegant means to me, be yourself. i think that someone can be elegant, like women, what i mean is, you can be just as elegant in a short dress as in a black suit, but you shouldn’t force it in either one or the other. for me elegance is more of an attitude rather than a garment.