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  • Writer's pictureLaurie Brookins

Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing Talks About His Emmy Nod for Beyoncé’s “Homecoming” …

Eight days before the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards are presented on Sept. 22nd, 2019, the Creative Arts Awards will be announced, and among the nominees is the costume-design team behind “Homecoming,” the 2018 Netflix film documenting Beyonce’s Coachella concert. For The Hollywood Reporter, I spoke with Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing and her longtime stylists, Marni Senofonte and Timothy White, about the challenges of producing the costumes for such a large cast (almost 200 people, including backup singers and dancers and a marching band), all amid the pressure of a live, filmed concert experience. The trio discusses never-before-shared anecdotes about the experience, from the “Egyptian goddess” costume that necessitated a reworking of the show’s beginning to the creation of the fab fringed Christian Louboutin boots that are a key part of Beyonce’s costume throughout the concert. Rousteing will join Senofonte and White in Los Angeles for the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 14th, a feat all the more impressive when you consider that the debut of his Spring 2020 collection for Balmain takes place in Paris just nine days later. Click here to read the story, and thanks for looking!

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