Louis Vuitton appoints Nicholas Ghesquière as Creative Director

Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesey are one of the worlds wealthiest companies owning the likes of Dior, Belvedere, Hermes and Gueralin. Arguably their most profitable company Louis Vuitton has recently felt some unnerving changes to it’s corporate structure. Creative Director Marc Jacobs resigned, as mentioned in a number of interviews that he wants to shift his focus primarily back to his own label.

Nicholas Ghesquiere has been appointed to Creative Director of Womenswear following his exit from another luxury fashion house – Balenciaga after 16 years.  After transforming Balenciaga into one of the most iconic and forward thinking luxury brands he now needs to keep pushing  his signature chic minimalist style with womenswear at Louis Vuitton.

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Above: Marc Jacobs, former Louis Vuitton Creative Director

Below: Marc Jacobs on the AW13 catwalk to a standing ovation at the end of a Louis Vuitton show he curated

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Louis Vuitton have released this statement regarding the introduction of Ghesquiere (via Business of Fashion)

““a modern creative vision to the House’s women’s collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire and extreme quality.”

It’s exciting time for Ghesquiere as the next visionary for Louis Vuitton’s Womenswear director although, he may have to deliver under pressure as H1 financial reports suggest the company is loosing momentum in emerging markets.

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Above: supermodel Lara Stone modelling Louis Vuitton

Below: Nicholas Ghesquiere, the newly appointed Louis Vuitton Womenswear director

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By Arjun Sohal