15 Stunning Red Carpet Looks In Honor Of Nicolas Ghesquière’s 15 Years At Balenciaga

nicolas ghesquiere's best red carpet looks for belanciaga

The many kinds of Balenciaga on the red carpet.

This week, fashion types were overjoyed to learn that the great Nicolas Ghesquière had finally landed at a house deserving of his phenomenal talent: Louis Vuitton. The slot, of course, was recently left vacant by Marc Jacobs, who wanted to focus on his namesake label. While we’re curious to see what a visionary like Ghesquière will do with all those monograms, we’re mostly just happy he’ll be back to work soon.

As you may know, Ghesquière came out of nowhere back in 1997 (at the astounding age of 25) when he was plucked from the accessories division to helm the house of Balenciaga. After fifteen years, he managed to steer the venerable but ailing brand into the future, designing one brilliant, challenging, trend-defying, moment-defining collection after anothe (and some really awesome hats!). He and the brand parted ways last year.

In honor of his new position at LV, here’s 15 of (some of) his greatest looks on the red carpet…

"The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" Australia Premiere - Arrivals

Cate Blanchett, who wears a lot of Balenciaga, wore this explosion of shine and texture to the Sydney premiere of Benjamin Button.

16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals

Diane Kruger in a Starry Night-like print for the Elle Women in Hollywood party back in 2009.

16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

A sun-kissed Emma Stone at the Critics Choice Awards.

Premiere Of Focus Features' "Reservation Road" - Arrivals

A favorite: multiple-time face of the brand Jennifer Connelly wore this unforgettable dress from the riotous Spring 2008 collection.

23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards - Arrivals

Jessica Chastain, as beautifully-fitted a sparkly black gown can be.

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    • elle

      I just loved that red dress so much I can’t even handle it.

    • Bets

      I LOVED that Jennifer Connelly campaign and all its crazy dresses.

    • Jackie

      I bet this was difficult to assemble, given that most actresses shy away from Balenciaga (it almost *guarantees* a Worst Dressed listing in some trash like Us Weekly) and that Ghesquiere never really designed for red carpets anyway (unlike Marchesa, Elie Saab).

      • http://thegloss.com/ Ashley Cardiff

        I would agree.

    • Emily

      I’m kind of obsessed with Kristen Stewart’s outfit…I think a better white top could have been chosen but she looks awesome overall.