Louis Vuitton has announced the Maison is renewing its contract with the Artistic Director of its Women’s collections, Nicolas Ghesquière.
“It is a true honour to continue writing the story of Louis Vuitton,” Ghesquière said in a statement. “We began the first chapter ten years ago, defining a new identity based on extraordinary heritage and a constant focus on innovation. In particular, I have had the privilege to harness the talent and expertise of the Maison and its teams to develop new codes. I am forever grateful for the trust and support of Bernard Arnault and Pietro Beccari on this incredible journey.”
Pietro Beccari, the Louis Vuitton Chairman and CEO, has labelled Ghesquière a “true creative genius”, speaking of the Louis Vuitton womenswear division as the “Women’s Universe”.
“I am immensely proud to collaborate with Nicolas Ghesquière who is a true creative genius. 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 in no uncertain terms to the Maison’s success over the past decade. I am very much looking forward to continuing to pave the future of Louis Vuitton together,” Beccari said.
Nicolas joined the Maison in 2013 after more than two decades in the fashion industry.
At the age of 18, Ghesquière started in the fashion business as an assistant to Jean-Paul Gaultier. He later joined Balenciaga, where he was promoted to creative director at the age of 25.
Upon joining Louis Vuitton, he succeeded outgoing creative director Marc Jacobs.
Ghesquiere’s recent collection for the French fashion house was the Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2024 collection, which debuted at Paris Fashion Week.
The runway show was attended by a range of A-listers who lined the front row, including Zendaya, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Connolly and Alicia Vikander.
The collection honoured Louis Vuitton’s legacy themes of Paris and travel, with the runway taking place inside an orange-lined room intended to appear like the inside of a hot air balloon.
Source : MarieClaire