Balenciaga rumours: Who would you like to see replace Nicolas Ghesquière?
We were given 24 hours to reflect upon the departure of Nicolas Ghesquière from Balenciaga before the rumour mill started up, and the rumours will only continue until the Parisian fashion house announces whom it has selected to take the reigns.
Chief executive officer, Isabelle Guichot, told WWD that they will announce the successor of Nicolas Ghesquière “as soon as we’re ready” but added that they “have a short list.”
Although she declined to delve into the short list, speculation has already been made about who will be stepping in. According to sources, American-based designers Alexander Wang and Joseph Altuzarra are rumoured to be candidates for the coveted role as well as London talents, Mary Katrantzou, J.W. Anderson, Thomas Tait and Christopher Kane.
Nicolas Ghesquière has been the creative director of Balenciaga since 1997 and Guichot had no insight into his next career move but stated, “Nicolas has many talents, he needs to express his talent and I’m sure he will do so.” We’re also sure he will do so.
So, who has what it takes to fill Ghesquière’s shoes? Vote in our poll!