Nicholas Ghesquière Confirmed at Louis Vuitton

Nicholas Ghesquière and Charlotte Gainsbourg

Speculations are at last over and we can breathe a sigh of relief. Nicolas Ghesquière has finally been confirmed as the new artistic director at Louis Vuitton.

This morning, Louis Vuitton tweeted the news that Nicolas Ghesquière is set to join the label as artistic director of womenswear. The announcement confirms the rumours that Ghesquière would take over from Marc Jacobs when the latter announced his SS14 collection would be his last for Vuitton – and it ends months of feverish speculation about Ghesquière’s next move, after Balenciaga parted ways with the designer back in November 2012.

When designer Marc Jacobs left his post as Chief Creative at Louis Vuitton recently, everyone cried fashion tears. Same as the departure of Nicholas Ghesquière 1 year ago from Balenciaga. It’s suspiciously perfect timing. Maybe the two designers were in cahoots the whole time, and Nicolas has just had a gap year until his plan came to fruition. It’s a theory we’re developing. But whatever it is we can’t wait to next March, when Mr. Ghesquière will be showcasing his very first collection for Louis Vuitton. We are sure he will make a wonderful debut.

Welcome back Mr. Ghesquière! (Text Teuku Ajie)

Image courtesy of Balenciaga. Nicholas Ghesquière and Charlotte Gainsbourg 2012.