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Nicolas Ghesquière and Grace Coddington In Conversation

For Louis Vuitton’s artistic director and the legendary stylist, work and play are one and the same. Grace Coddington & Nicolas Ghesquière first met in 2000, when she was the creative director at Vogue and he was a young designer starting to make waves in the Paris fashion world. The setting: a Steven Meisel photo shoot in an abandoned classroom at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, in which Ghesquière appeared alongside other up-and-coming designers who were, as the story’s headline put it, “Changing the Course of Fashion.” Ghesquière remembers, after getting over the awe of finally meeting Coddington, “falling in love right away.” The pair shared a meal after the shoot and have remained friends ever since, collaborating on countless editorials and even on a pet-themed accessories capsule collection for Louis Vuitton.
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Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière Celebrated Hollywood Ingenues at an Intimate Dinner in Malibu

Louis Vuitton took over Nobu in Malibu last night, marking the Nicolas Ghesquière’s annual dinner for friends of the iconic French fashion house. The event, which started several years ago as a small affair, has quickly grown to become a favorite with Los Angeles’ brightest and rising stars this year, perhaps even more so—after the pandemic put a temporary hold on the gathering. “We’ve been doing this dinner for many years now,” said Ghesquière in between greeting his guests. “This has always been a casual way to get together outside of the show schedule when we are not in a rush and really have time for a quality moment, real discussion, and to meet some of the new talent in L.A.—many of whom have become our collaborators. We’ve been missing each other, so it was nice to set up a chill moment.”
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Eiza González praises Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière for show at the Louvre museum

Eiza González took social media to praise Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière for the show at the Louvre museum as part of Paris Fashion Week. The Mexican actress described the event as a “cinematic experience” and congratulated the fashion designer’s team. “This show was a cinematic experience. I got...
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Nicolas Ghesquière Explores the Concept of Time for Louis Vuitton's SS22 Show

Taking to the Louvre Museum once again, Nicolas Ghesquière delved into the concept of time for his Spring/Summer 2022 Louis Vuitton show. Describing the collection as a “grand bal of time” in the presentation notes, the designer traveled back to the 19th century with panniered dresses embellished with ornate details. A shiny golden gown was accessorized with futuristic sunglasses, adding an element of juxtaposition to the range. The theme was further explored with boxy jackets, while the voluminous dresses were styled with lace-up sandals. More art nouveau-style shades and headpieces took over the presentation as models walked down the runway in jeans worn with a maxi-length slip dress followed by leather coats. Bulky bags and glossy puffer jackets served as accents as a polka-dotted cape and frayed chiffon designs made their way down the catwalk.
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Rei Kawakubo, Alessandro Michele, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Many Others to Design Tributes to Alber Elbaz

Paris Fashion Week will be incomplete this season without Alber Elbaz. Were he still alive, we would have had the chance to see his rule-breaking new AZ Factory collection in person for the first time. Even better, we would have been treated to his presence. Nobody could riff about his design instincts, the clients who inspired him, or, with the early 2021 launch of his new label AZ Factory, the need for fashion to change quite like Elbaz could. As fun as his runway shows were, with the champagne and snacks and electric atmosphere, his presentations were almost better for the pleasure that was had by being in his quick-witted company.

On Episode 3 of In Vogue: The 2000s, Nicolas Ghesquière on His Tenure at Balenciaga

The house of Balenciaga has always been associated with excellence. When its founder hung up his white lab coat in 1968, and for about 30 years thereafter, that brilliance became associated with times past. Until the early 2000s that is, when Nicolas Ghesquière, then an unknown designer, breathed new life into this “sleeping beauty” of a brand. He did so by looking forward, not back; knowing, as he puts it, that there was no point in trying “to replicate or do a mimic of something that is impossible to reproduce.”
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Noemie Merlant on Making Her Directorial Debut, Working with Nicolas Ghesquière

French star Noémie Merlant, who lit up the screen in Céline Sciamma’s “Portait of a Lady on Fire” two years ago, is doing double duty this Cannes Film Festival. She’s presenting her feature directorial debut “Mi Iubita Mon Amour,” and is also starring in Jacques Audiard’s story of love and lust, “Paris, 13th District,” which premiered Wednesday.
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6 Architectural Wonders of the World Everyone Should Visit, According to Nicolas Ghesquière

Nicolas Ghesquière can trace his interest in the confluence between architecture and fashion back to his early twenties when he started his career at Balenciaga. On a work trip to Japan, he visited a factory in Osaka in a building designed by Tadao Ando—the self-taught Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect behind the likes of Teatro Armani in Milan and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri. “Something happened in that moment,” Ghesquière recalls on seeing clothes being made in this refined context. “It created a desire to one day express myself in an environment such as this.”
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EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Ghesquière Takes On Mythology, Fornasetti in Latest Vuitton Collection

Imagine being a creative director of the world’s biggest luxury fashion brand, one practically synonymous with travel, and being grounded in Paris for going on a year?. No matter. Nicolas Ghesquière can travel in his mind, and could finally indulge a collection theme that has long percolated there: mythology. He saw it as a way to explore different representations of femininity: Diana synonymous with conquest, Minerva with science, and Venus with seduction, for example.
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Louis Vuitton's Fall 2021 Collection Is Peak Nicolas Ghesquière

Throughout the course of his career, Nicolas Ghesquière has established himself as a designer unafraid to experiment with new shapes and silhouettes, effortlessly blending historical references with futuristic ideas for clothes and accessories which tend to set trends rather than follow them. The Fall 2021 collection he designed for Louis Vuitton is destined to become an all-time highlight for him in this tradition.