The worst-kept secret in the fashion industry has been confirmed.
Nicolas Ghesquière, former Creative Director at Balenciaga, has been appointed as Louis Vuitton’s new Artistic Director, effective immediately.
The designer, whose first collection will be presented in Paris in March 2014, says of his appointment: “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.”
The Maison Louis Vuitton is said to be “thrilled” to welcome Ghesquière, considered by many in the industry to be one of its greatest living talents.