If you haven’t been glued to your computer screens like some of us, or just can’t keep up with the musical chair play of the fashion industry, find a seat and be prepared for the blow by blow of late.
Now that Marc Jacobs has bowed out gracefully from his position for Louis Vuitton after a successful 16 year run, Nicolas Ghesquière has officially been named to the artistic director!
Ghesquière, as you may know, is the former creative director for Balenciaga and has since been replaced by Alexander Wang after a not so nice ending of ties with the brand.
Oh and for some more fun, Hedi Slimane left Dior Homme (the menswear tier of Dior) to take the reins as creative director of Saint Laurent (formerly Yves Saint Laurent) after Stefano Pilati stepped down from his 10 year stint as creative director. Prior to Pilati, Tom Ford filled the role.
Got all of that? Good.
Ghesquière tells WWD,
“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 am so very excited to see what Ghesquière brings to the fashion house. His aesthetic and eye for decadent fashion should end in beautiful execution at Louis Vuitton. We don’t have to wait long. Ghesquière will debut his first wares for the brand March 2014.
What do you think?
Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock