Baby-faced Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing and pop-icon Jennifer Lopez (who has joined the ranks of the #BalmainArmy as one of Rousteing's muses) take pride of place on the cover Paper Magazine's September issue. 

Inside the latest edition, the pair open up in a joint interview, conducted during a friendly summer stay in the Hamptons, to discuss what luxury means to them, fast-fashion collaborations and the importance of music as an influencer for fashion. 

As Lopez gears up for a year long Vegas residency next year, Rousteing offers up his theory of fashion as a form of armour: 

"Rousteing: For me, luxury today is confidence in assuming who you are, where you are, no matter where you come from. And that's what I think I do with Balmain... When you want to wear something onstage, you want to wear it not because it's a party dress, but because it's armour. It's something you feel really strong in that you're going to show to the world."

Discover the interview in full and see all of J.Lo's fabulous Balmain looks here...

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