Louis Vuitton Confirms Ghesquiere to Succeed Jacobs
Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs
Confirming a widely expected hire, Vuitton said the designer - who catapulted Balenciaga to the forefront of the Paris fashion agenda - would show his first collection here next March.
The news comes almost a year to the day that Ghesquière exited Balenciaga, where at 15 years he brought the brand to the forefront of Paris' fashion scene. 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."
Ghesquière said, "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."