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Kendall Jenner (Elite) backstage at Balmain SS15Courtesy of Balmain

Win tickets to meet Olivier Rousteing at Balmain’s SS16 show

We’re giving you and a friend the opportunity to join Rousteing’s #BalmainArmy at Paris Fashion Week – here’s how to enter

Fancy going to Balmain’s show at Paris Fashion Week on Oct 1st? Well, we’re giving you and a person of your choice the opportunity to attend the event. Along with being among the first to see the collection, you’ll get to go backstage to meet the house’s creative director Olivier Rousteing and rub shoulders with the #BalmainArmy.

More designers are choosing to make their shows an inclusive affair: at New York Fashion Week, Riccardo Tisci invited 1,200 members of the public to Givenchy, and more recently, Marques’Almeida and Jacquemus launched competitions, offering tickets to their shows as prizes. Olivier is another proponent of this “fashion for all” philosophy – something that is evident in the way he engages with a mass audience on Instagram and uses pop culture (and its icons) to speak to a wider audience. “I want to communicate my vision to people,” he told us earlier this year. “And nothing better than pop to communicate with, you know?” His advocacy for fashion’s democratisation is also clear in the way he champions racial diversity in his shows and campaigns. “It comes easy for me to bring diversity in fashion ‘cause what makes the world beautiful today is THE DIVERSITY #justlookaround and understand the world you live in,” the designer revealed during our Facebook Q&A with him. 

TO ENTER: regram one of the five photos in our gallery, tagging @Balmain @Olivier_Rousteing @Dazedmagazine @Dazedfashion using the hashtag #BalmainArmy. In the caption, write one sentence explaining why you should get to join the #BalmainArmy. Winner will be announced Tuesday 29th.

Last season saw an all-star cast of Kendall, Gigi, Jourdan Dunn, Jessica Stam, Karlie Kloss, Lily Donaldson and Anna Ewers take to the catwalk, modelling a collection that recalled the fashion of the 80s. Enter this competition for your chance to see this season's action unfold first-hand.

Two 1 day return tickets courtesy of Eurostar will be provided. T&Cs below.

Winner must be over 18

The two Eurostar tickets offered are for Standard Premier class outbound and a Standard return.

Transport from London St Pancras station to Paris Gare du Nord

No further transfers within the UK or France are included

The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.

Dates and times of travel are non-negotiable and final