The news comes almost a year to the day that Ghesquière exited Balenciaga, where at 15 years he brought the brand to the forefront of Paris’ fashion scene. Vuitton said Ghesquière would bring “a modern, creative vision to the house’s women’s collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire and extreme quality.”
Ghesquière said, “Louis Vuitton has always incarnated for me the symbol of ultimate luxury, innovation and exploration. I am very honored of the mission that I am entrusted with, and proud to join the history of this great maison. We share common values and a vision.”
Ghesquière, 42, succeeds Marc Jacobs, who confirmed his exit from Vuitton last month to focus on developing his signature brand, as well as ready his namesake company for an initial public offering.
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