Nicolas Ghesquière named artistic director of Louis Vuitton

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Rumor has long had it that former Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière would be announced as the new head designer at esteemed Parisian luxury house Louis Vuitton. 

Now Louis Vuitton has announced that the 42-year-old designer, credited with rebuilding the Balenciaga brand as a major luxury player, has been officially given the top job. 

“Louis Vuitton is thrilled to welcome Nicolas Ghesquière as artistic director of the women’s collections,” tweeted Louis Vuitton on the afternoon of November 4, by way of an announcement. 

Ghesquière is currently in a protracted legal battle with his former employer, which he left last year (to be replaced by American Alexander Wang) after 15 years at the helm. Jacobs left Vuitton last month in order to focus on his own Marc Jacobs brand alongside business partner Robert Duffy and LVMH (a major stakeholder). 

We can’t wait to see what Ghesquière, famed for his architectural silhouettes, dreams up at the classic French brand. 

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