Nicolas Ghesquière resigns from Louis Vuitton for five years

After ten years as artistic director of the women’s collections, the French designer has once again committed himself to the largest luxury brand in the world, to the delight of his fans, from Zendaya to Brigitte Macron.

Usually, arrivals, departures and deaths are announced in press releases. In rare cases there are renewed commitments. We understand that the collaboration between Nicolas Ghesquière and Louis Vuitton offers exceptional continuity at a time when designers change regularly. After two five-year contracts, the French designer has signed for another five years with the largest luxury brand in the world. “It is a tremendous honor to continue writing Louis Vuitton history. Ten years ago we opened the first chapter to define a new identity, based on an incredible heritage and a constant goal of innovation. I could especially rely on the talent of the teams and the know-how of the Chamber to develop new codes. I am very grateful for the trust and support that Bernard Arnault and Pietro Beccari have given me during this incredible journey,” said Nicolas Ghesquière, Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton’s women’s collections.

An agreement that will last

This maintenance illustrates an ongoing relationship between the designer and the trunk maker. And a successful grafting of the designer’s codes, where a dystopian universe, a demanding vision, historical, urban references, extravagance and a touch of romance come together with those of Louis Vuitton. “I am extremely proud to work with Nicolas Ghesquière, a true creative genius. His vision of the women’s universe with the definition of a new assertive ready-to-wear silhouette, iconic models of leather goods and shoes and extraordinary fashion shows have undeniably contributed to Louis Vuitton’s success over the past decade, explains Pietro Beccari, Chairman. and CEO of Louis Vuitton.

Nicolas Ghesquière grew up in a sports family in Loudun, a small town in the north of France. From a very early age he was passionate about fashion. He interned in Paris from the age of fifteen and then became assistant to Jean Paul Gaultier, at the height of his creativity. His career took a turn in the early 2000s when he made his debut with Balenciaga. In a house with a prestigious past, he imposed his vision, transformed the look, thought through the smallest details and made a name for himself as an influential designer. His arrival at Louis Vuitton in November 2013 shed light on his ability to embrace a new practice: supporting the number one luxury brand with his fashion vocabulary. Alchemy works and makes people happy. Like many celebrities: Léa Seydoux, Catherine Deneuve, Emma Stone and Zendaya, who faithfully endorse her creations on the red carpet. Among her biggest fans we also find Brigitte Macron. The first lady has been full of praise for him since their first meeting in 2017. “He knows my style, my taste, my body shape, and he is the one who designs my outfits,” she explained about him in January 2023. in the columns of the magazine S. The wife of the French president regularly appears dressed in Louis Vuitton during her public outings. Such as last September, on the occasion of the official visit to France of the British royal couple Charles III and Camilla. A choice that is not accidental. Just like Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract extension.

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