Nicolas Ghesquière Appointed Artistic Director At Louis Vuitton

Former creative director of Balenciaga and the man single-handedly responsible for the proliferation of sculptural neoprene in your (fantasy) wardrobe, Nicolas Ghesquière, has been appointed artistic director of womenswear at Louis Vuitton, the revered fashion house single-handedly responsible for the proliferation of chic luxury fashions and heinous monogrammed totes the world over.

Following months of speculation as to who would succeed incumbent designer Marc Jacobs and following Ghesquière’s contentious departure from the house he reinvigorated over his fifteen year tenure after which he was replaced by Alexander Wang, LVMH this morning confirmed Ghesquière’s appointment by saying he would bring “a modern creative vision to the House’s women’s collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire and extreme quality.” 
“Louis Vuitton has always incarnated for me the symbol of ultimate luxury, innovation and exploration. 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. I can’t wait to join the team. Together we will build the future of the brand while preserving its precious heritage,” added Ghesquière.
Ghesquiere will show his first womenswear collection in March of next year.
via BoF
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