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…
Cate Blanchett, who wears a lot of Balenciaga, wore this explosion of shine and texture to the Sydney premiere of Benjamin Button.
Diane Kruger in a Starry Night-like print for the Elle Women in Hollywood party back in 2009.
A sun-kissed Emma Stone at the Critics Choice Awards.
A favorite: multiple-time face of the brand Jennifer Connelly wore this unforgettable dress from the riotous Spring 2008 collection.
Jessica Chastain, as beautifully-fitted a sparkly black gown can be.