Louis Vuitton has renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women’s collections, underlining the house’s commitment to the French-born designer.
“Louis Vuitton is pleased to announce the renewal of Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of the women’s collections,” the house said in an official statement on Tuesday morning.
The announcement comes almost exactly a decade after Vuitton first named Ghesquière as its women’s creative director in November 2013. Since then, she has been hailed for her innovative style, which combines elements of active sportswear, futurism, high glamor and haute couture. .
Vuitton did not provide any details about the length of Ghesquière’s contract extension. But it is a remarkably long reign in contemporary fashion, where many creative directors last just three years, or even seasons.
“It is a true honor to continue writing the story of Louis Vuitton. We began the first chapter ten years ago, defining a new identity based on an extraordinary legacy and a constant focus on innovation. In particular, I have had the privilege of taking advantage of the “The talent and experience of the House and its teams to develop new codes. “I will be forever grateful for the trust and support of Bernard Arnault and Pietro Beccari on this incredible journey,” Ghesquière, 52, said in the statement.
During his decade as artistic director of the House’s women’s collections, Nicolas Ghesquière has never ceased to amaze with his exceptional creativity and visionary spirit, establishing himself as a key artisan of Louis Vuitton’s unprecedented growth, the house added.
Its most recent show was presented to great success inside a giant building on the Champs-Elysées that is expected to house a Vuitton superstore and the house’s first hotel.
“I am immensely proud to collaborate with Nicolas Ghesquière, a true creative genius. His redefinition of the women’s universe at Louis Vuitton, which includes a new elegant ready-to-wear silhouette, iconic models of leather goods and shoes and numerous surprising destinations. shows, has unequivocally contributed to the House’s success over the past decade. I look forward to continuing to pave Louis Vuitton’s future together.” Pietro Beccari, President and CEO of Louis Vuitton.
Vuitton menswear will continue to be designed by Pharrell Williams, who debuted his first collection last June at Pont Neuf.
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