One of the most forward-thinking fashion designers in the world, Nicolas Ghesquière took the reins as the new artistic director of women’s collections at Louis Vuitton, following the exit of American designer Marc Jacobs. Ghesquière will show his first collection for the house in March.
It's thought that the appointment of Ghesquière will help re-energise and re-elevate Louis Vuitton’s fashion offering, restoring the brand's high luxury cachet, which has suffered in recent seasons.
Prior to joining Vuitton, Ghesquière spent a total of 15 years at Balenciaga, a once ailing womenswear house which he transformed into one of the most forward-thinking luxury brands in the world (and the most exclusive and sought-after ticket at Paris Fashion Week) with his complex vision, sculptural tailoring and use of ultra-modern fabrics.
But things later soured with Gucci Group’s owners PPR (now Kering) and, in November 2012, Ghesquière and PPR parted ways in what was an acrimonious separation.
Incoming Creative Director Paris, France
1997 - 2012, Paris, France
1990 - 1992, Paris, France