Louis Vuitton has named Nicolas Ghesquièreas its new creative director. The designer – formerly creative director of Balenciaga – will begin his role immediately. The French designer succeeds Marc Jacobs - who was in charge for 16 years and turned the brand from a luggage and accessories emporium into one of the bestselling luxury labels in the world – after he stepped down in October to focus on his eponymous line as it heads towards an IPO.
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.
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