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It’s official: Nicolas Ghesquière will be stepping in as Creative Director at Louis Vuitton.
The term “designer musical chairs” has been thrown around a lot this year, but this latest bit of news, a potential new chapter for the ongoing Balenciaga saga, brings the expression to a whole new level. According to Fashionista, a reliable source has said that Nicolas Ghesquière is in serious talks with LVMH and that the designer will “definitely” succeed Marc Jacobs.
In Business of Fashion’s recent profile of Lynn Yaeger, the unorthodox fashion journalist revealed that she and her dear friend, Paper’s Mickey Boardman are often taken aback at how far they’ve come from their humble beginnings. That got us thinking: what other industry figures started in a no-name town before gunning it for the big city.
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.”
For the troublemakers amongst you who might be wondering what it takes to piss off the executive floor of Condé Nast, we may have your answer. Putting out a solid publication that they can’t lay claim to seems to be doing the trick. Following in the footsteps of Carine Roitfeld and her blacklisted-but-beautiful CR Fashion Book is System magazine, a biannual glossy that’s landed a plum interview indeed for their inaugural issue: Nicolas Ghesquière, in his first sit-down feature post-Balenciaga. And not only that, he’s also their cover star.
On the eve of Alexander Wang‘s first show as creative director of Balenciaga (eeeek!), we want to take you back to October 1997, when a sprightly young up-and-comer named Nicolas Ghesquière showed his first-ever collection for that very same house.
Grace Coddington‘s publicity blitz for her recently-released memoir Grace means we’ve had the chance to hear from Vogue‘s Titian-haired creative director on everything from taking the subway to Anna Wintour‘s powers as both psychic and seductress. Today, in an interview with the Huffington Post, Coddington weighs in on the recent shakeup at Balenciaga and where she expects fashion’s now-unemployed stars to wind up next.
Still don’t think she’s qualified to be ambassador?
Never a dull day in luxury land!
We heard rumors last week that Christopher Kane was in negotiations with Balenciaga to replace head desginer Nicolas Ghesquière, but now it’s been confirmed that he will in fact not be taking the reins at the storied house.
Until the houses themselves finally settle the matter, it looks like any designer worth their salt is going to get a turn in the rumor mill for the vacant posts at the helms of Balenciaga and Schiaparelli. Today’s fodder? Christopher Kane and Erdem Moralioglu, two of London’s hottest tickets, who some think will soon be making the leap across the channel.
Despite the abrupt departure of head designer Nicolas Ghesquière, Balenciaga will not be without a leader for long, according to report yesterday from the AFP.
Looks like Choupette‘s got competition.
Earlier this year, Kristen Stewart was named the face of Balenciaga‘s newest scent Florabotanica, and details were sparse. Well, now we know a lot more!
Insert witty Twilight joke here! Kristin Stewart, the female lead of everyone’s favorite trilogy of sparkly vampire movies, has signed up to be the face of a yet-to-be-made scent from French fashion house Balenciaga.
Today’s StyleDish brings us rules on how to be a responsible coupon user, yet more proof that supermodels are divas, and a September 11-inspired handbag complete with fire-engine-red hue and flame detailing. Also, don’t forget to entire QVC and Fashion Night Out’s sweepstakes for a trip to NYC and more!
On Thursday, Melissa George, Kate Bosworth, Jennifer Connelly, and Leighton Meester all stepped out in style to celebrate The Fashion Group International’s 27th annual Night Of Stars awards. Who do you think was best dressed?
Which major fashion house’s venerable designer is retiring and bringing in a fellow countryman to replace him? We have no idea. Do you?