Nicolas Ghesquière has finally found a new home. A full year after leaving Balenciaga, he's been named artistic director of Louis Vuitton, replacing Marc Jacobs.
"Louis Vuitton has always incarnated for me the symbol of ultimate luxury, innovation, and exploration," Ghesquière said in a statement to WWD. "I am very honored of the mission that I am entrusted with and proud to join the history of this great maison. We share common values and a vision."
In early October, the house denied rumors...Read Full Story
Big if not unexpected news hit the fashion world when Nicolas Ghesquière was named artistic director at Louis Vuitton, replacing Marc Jacobs. And while Ghesquière is widely known as one of the most talented designers of his generation, what's harder to know is how he'll change the house that had Jacobs at its helm for 15 years.
Lucky for us, there are indicators. Looking at his past work; some of the things he said before, during, and after his tenure at Balenciaga; and how he's talked about...Read Full Story
With this morning's announcement that former Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière had been named to the top spot at Louis Vuitton, our minds began reeling with the possibilities. The man behind 15 years of daring designs and often surprising accessories will certainly bring his own flavor to his post as artistic director.
While we wait to see just what that will be, we're keeping our fingers crossed that these iconic looks are a bit of an indication.Read Full Story
A widely reported rumor that Nicolas Ghesquière has replaced Marc Jacobs as the creative director of Louis Vuitton is not true, according those who've spoken with LVMH.
Although a report from Luxury Society claiming that Ghesquière had landed the job was picked up far and wide on Thursday, the house's spokespersons denied the rumor to other publications. The company told both Style.com and The Financial Times, "No official decision has been made." Ghesquière, however, is still thought to be a...Read Full Story
Nicolas Ghesquière's lawyers have until Oct. 15 to figure out a way to respond to a lawsuit from Balenciaga, which is suing its former creative director of 15 years for making "harmful" comments about the house.
According to court documents obtained by WWD, Balenciaga brought the suit against Ghesquière for breaching an agreement not to talk about the house negatively. The house is asking for $9.2 million in damages, and court papers say he was paid some $8.7 million when he left the house...Read Full Story
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