Nicolas Ghesquière to Leave Balenciaga

After a 15 year relationship, Nicolas Ghesquière and Balenciaga are parting ways. As of November 30th, the pair will finalize their “joint decision to end their working relationship.”

Ghesquière joined the French design house as the creative director in 1997 and was insurmountably influential in reinventing the aesthetic of the brand.

PPR Chairman François-Henri Pinault said, “Cristóbal Balenciaga was a master, a genius whose avant-garde vision dictated fashion’s greatest trends and inspired generations of designers. With an incomparable creative talent, Nicolas has brought to Balenciaga an artistic contribution essential to the unique influence of the house.”

Given his undeniable talent and vision, the fashion industry will be anxiously anticipating Ghesquière's next move.