You have probably already heard the news, as since yesterday evening it is written everywhere online. If not, I inform you that after 15 years of successful work, Nicolas Ghesquière as of 30 November 2012 will no longer be the Creative Director of the iconic house of Balenciaga.
As it was written in the press release of the house this was a ''joint decision''. Well, I guess that whatever reasons led him to this, it won't take long for us to know what are his plans for the future. Scoot Schuman aka 'The Sartorialist' wrote yesterday on his site ''Where is Nicolas Ghesquière going? Armani? His own company? Who will fill his role to Balenciaga?''. From all four questions above, mine is how did the name of Armani came up? Is there something the A-list blogger and street style photographer knows that we, the bloggers out of hobby haven't heard within our social circles??? Ok, I know what is the obvious answer - Obviously!!!!- so, I guess we just have to wait and see if Armani is Ghesquière's next career step. Until then, what better way to celebrate 15 years of inimitable, radical, inspirational and much-copied collections, that magazines and most importantly women loved and proved it by adding the expensive Balenciaga pieces in their every day wardrobe, than a collage of each and every collection of Ghesquière for the house? Au revoir Nicolas!
So, now that you remembered all the collections by Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, which one(s) is/are your favourite?
I for sure can say that when I saw the Spring 2006 collection, and I mean the dress with the puffy skirt (pictured fourth in the collage above), it was the first time ever to dream myself in a wedding dress exactly like it! Now, if you ask me about THE dress, I 'm not sure but what I certainly know is that this collection still holds a spot very close to my heart!
P.S While creating the collages, my whole teenage life passed by my eyes! I literally knew by heart all the clothes of the Balenciaga collections and I was dreaming to look like Maggie Rizer, Anouck Lepere, Karolina Kurkova, Isabeli Fontana, and Erin Wasson, who back in 2002 she was brunette and had a bob!