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70 posts tagged "Nicolas Ghesquiere"

A Sartorial Touchdown from Les Plus Dorés NYC


The Super Bowl is just around the corner. But those of us who aren’t exactly football fanatics (or, for that matter, can’t tell the quarterback from the water boy) can embrace the sporty spirit with Les Plus Dorés NYC’s T-shirts. Why root for the Patriots, Falcons, Ravens, or 49ers when you could cheer on team Philo, Ghesquière, Margiela, or Tisci? According to the label’s Web site, there was also a Simons shirt, but, not surprisingly, it’s sold out. While your football-savvy friends might not get the joke, Les Plus Dorés NYC’s tees will certainly be appreciated by (and likely seen on) the street-style set. Although, a four-way designer showdown would make for a pretty amusing halftime show. Go team!

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Alexander Wang Says Love the Skin You’re In. Or Change It.


Ever since the now confirmed rumors broke that Alexander Wang would succeed Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga, it’s been hard to talk about anyone else. That trend continues today, but not for the reason you might expect. The 28-year-old designer has revealed his newest It bag: the Pelican Sling. The convertible cross-body leather pouch is super-versatile, particularly because, with four interchangeable coverlets in stingray, ostrich, watersnake, and eel, it’s five looks in one. But don’t get too too excited. The covers, which range from $275 to $975, are sold separately and will be available starting this week exclusively at Wang’s Soho flagship and at Isetan in Tokyo. Some assembly required.

Photo: Courtesy of Alexander Wang

Has Nicolas Ghesquière Surfaced?


“Where’s Nicolas going?” has been the parlor game of choice for the fashion set of late, and as of this week, there may be at least part of an answer: onto Twitter. The new @TWNGhesquiere hasn’t breathed a (digital) word yet, but W‘s Edward Enninful posted a welcome message, which is probably about as close to an authentication as you can get without Twitter’s little blue check. Is it really him? The account is following a more-or-less Ghesquière-approved 11 people (including Enninful, Lori Goldstein, Charlotte Rampling, Pierre Hardy, and much of the staff of French Elle), but further than that, there’s no saying for sure, until (at earliest) his first transmission. The world awaits.


Alexander Wang To Head Balenciaga


Yesterday’s rumor appears to be today’s truth. Though neither Wang nor PPR, the parent company of Balenciaga, have issued any official comment, WWD reports this morning that the New York-based designer’s appointment as creative director of the French label is confirmed. Wang founded his namesake label in 2008. Nicolas Ghesquière, Balenciaga’s outgoing creative director, officially exits the house today.

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Alexander Wang Said To Be Headed To Balenciaga


According to the New York Times‘ Cathy Horyn, Alexander Wang is the frontrunner to take over at Balenciaga. The move would make a certain amount of sense given that Wang, with his rapidly expanding New York-based line, has shown that he can make the edgy commercial. What then of the rumor, first reported in WWD yesterday, that Balenciaga’s parent company PPR is looking to invest in Christopher Kane’s label? Kane was posited by the Twittersphere as a likely Balenciaga candidate, though he denied it himself. Even after I plied him with several margaritas at a recent London dinner, he insisted he wanted to concentrate on building his own business. If PPR were to invest, it could give credence to the rumor that rival LVMH tycoon Bernard Arnault has struck a deal with outgoing Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghèsquiere, and PPR wants to strengthen its own stable as much as possible. Along with the news today that J.W. Anderson will be doing a capsule collection for Kane’s former boss Donatella Versace at Versus, this could be a rare case of designer shuffling where everyone turns out to be a winner.

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