Ghesquière continues his journey with Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton announces the continuation of Nicolas Ghesquière as Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, a role he has held for a decade.
By Fanny Tang14 novembre 2023
Louis Vuitton announced on Tuesday, November 14th in Paris, the extension of Nicolas Ghesquière’s tenure as the Artistic Director of Women’s Collections. Ghesquière is a renowned French fashion designer celebrated as the most original designer of his generation and has been a transformative figure in fashion. “It is a true honour to continue writing the story of Louis Vuitton. We began the first chapter ten years ago, defining a new identity based on extraordinary heritage and a constant focus on innovation,” he expressed to the press.
At Louis Vuitton since 2013, Ghesquière redefined the brand’s identity with fresh, contemporary ready-to-wear lines, using luxurious materials, and signature A-line silhouettes influenced by 1970s and early '80s fashion. His spectacular fashion shows have captivated the industry, successfully merging Louis Vuitton's rich heritage with cutting-edge trends, and appealing to a diverse audience. His ten-year tenure has been marked by creativity and a visionary approach, profoundly reimagining the Women's Universe at Louis Vuitton. Pietro Beccari, Louis Vuitton’s Chairman and CEO, highlighted Ghesquière’s impact: “His redefinition of the Women’s Universe at Louis Vuitton, including a sharp new ready-to-wear silhouette, iconic models of leather goods and shoes, and numerous astounding destination shows, has contributed significantly to the Maison’s success over the past decade.”
Ghesquière's ability to blend modernity with classic aesthetics established him as a visionary designer, leaving a lasting impact on the fashion world. Ghesquière has received numerous accolades, including the 2001 International Designer award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres insignia in 2007. He was also named International Designer of the Year by the British Fashion Awards in 2014.
Born in Comines, France, he gained recognition as Creative Director at Balenciaga from 1997 to 2012, where he revitalized the brand with his futuristic designs and iconic pieces like the "Lariat" handbag and the "Motorcycle" bag.
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