For months we waited with bated breath for Nicolas Ghesquière to speak out about his decision to leave Balenciaga, and thanks to his much anticipated interview with System back in April, we no longer had to read between the lines. However, it seems Kering (formerly PPR), who owns Balenciaga, is not happy about the designer’s choice words for his former employer and is planning to sue him for “breach of duty of confidentiality.”
If you recall, Ghesquière revealed that he “was being sucked dry,” by management at the helm of the storied fashion house:
“I had a marvellous studio and design team who were close to me, but it started becoming a bureaucracy and gradually became more corporate, until it was no longer even linked to fashion. In the end, it felt as though they just wanted to be like any other house.”
While there are still rumors that Ghesquière will be launching an eponymous line, we reported just last week that according to credible sources, he has been in serious talks with LVMH to succeed Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton. If this is the case, the rivalry between Kering and LVMH will surely become all the more heated, and we’ll look forward to sitting back and watching the drama unfold.