Nicholas Gheshquiere

Nicolas-Ghesquiere

Nicholas Gheshquiere is the artistic director of Louis Vuitton‘s Women’s Wear.  He’s often referred to as the “Steve Jobs of fashion.” He has revived the Vuitton’s logo and devised ankle boots with a plastic heel cut in the shape of a four-petal flower, jeans printed with take-out containers, hot rods, hair dryers, which reference traditional identification stickers placed on Vuitton luggage.

As a teenager passionate about fashion, he constantly sketched and still draws today, on anything from hotel stationary to magazine margins.  He sent his portfolio of drawings to Agnes B who rewarded him with an internship.  Nicholas Gheshquiere was an assistant for Jean Paul Gaultier before turning 18.  In 1995 he landed at Balenciaga  director.as a licensed product designer.  Two years later, at the age of 25, he was promoted to creative

Ghesquiere was named International Designer at the British Fashion Awards in December and picked up a second win for his Creative Campaign.  He loves experimenting with unexpected engineering techniques, such as thermo-shaping leather, using ultrasound to fuse fabrics, and creating motifs via digital methods.

In the Series 2 Louis Vuitton exhibit, which took place Los Angeles, California in February 2015,  visitors had a chance to experience a virtual runway show and see the new Spring Collection.

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Louis Vuitton store in Warsaw, Poland

photo by Angela Cohan

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