Nicolas Ghesquière designer Louis Vuitton

Nicolas Ghesquière new fashion designer Louis Vuitton

It’s been more than six weeks since Marc Jacobs retired at Louis Vuitton. There was much speculation about the possible successor. Especially Nicolas Ghesquière seemed to be a good contender. And that turned out to be a good guess, because it is confirmed: Nicolas Ghesquière, former head designer at Balenciaga, will replace Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton has always incarnated for me the symbol of ultimate luxury, innovation and exploration,” Ghesquière said today. “I am very honoured 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.”

Vuitton said Ghesquière would bring “a modern creative vision to the house’s women’s collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire and extreme quality, WWD reports – and it is hoped that he will bring a new era to Vuitton in the same way he did at Balenciaga.

Nicolas starts as of now with his new job as creative manager of the French fashion house.

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