5 Things You Need to Know About Louis Vuitton's New Creative Director

Karen Alfonso , 05 Nov 2013
Nicolas Ghesquière
Nicolas Ghesquière

When Marc Jacobs announced that he was departing Louis Vuitton, the fashion industry raised their well-arched eyebrows. Speculations were rife that the newly departed seat at Vuitton would be filled by Nicolas Ghesquière who had just departed Balenciaga. Last night, LV finally confirmed that Nicolas had been appointed as Creative Director. Here’s 5 things you ought to know about him.

  1. Ghesquière’s love for fashion began at a young age, where he sewed dresses using his mother’s curtains.
  2. Nicolas had interned with Jean Paul Gaultier, which was one of his childhood dreams.
  3. Ghesquière was hired at Balenciaga in 1995 to design golf, knitwear and mourning wear for the Japanese parent company.
  4. He was appointed the Creative Director of Balenciaga at the young age of 25.
  5. Aside from fashion, he loves music and art.

Check out some of his most notable shows.

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