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by on November 5, 2012

Nicolas Ghesquière and Balenciaga have been partnering since 1997, but the pair has mutually decided to call it quits as of November 30th.

Nicolas Ghesquière and Balenciaga Are No More

This is one of those break-ups that has us reeling. Balenciaga and Nicolas Ghesquière has decided to throw in the towel after a 15 year relationship. The partnership between the creative director and the Italian fashion house came when Nicholas was hired as a license designer and then was promoted to head designer in 1997. Beginning November 30th, the joint relationship will come officially to a close.

François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive of PPR states, “Cristóbal Balenciaga was a master, a genius whose avant-garde vision dictated fashion’s greatest trends and inspired generations of designers. With an incomparable creative talent, Nicolas has brought to Balenciaga an artistic contribution essential to the unique influence of the house”.

Looks like we’ll have to stay tuned as to who will replace Nicholas as the Creative Director of Balenciaga. After the divorce of such a famous fashion couple, we can only think of the children displaced from the relationship. What will happen to poor Kristen Stewart? Only time can heal.


Contributed by Emily Draznik

Chicago transplant and aspiring gay icon. I hold the belief that puns are the highest form of humor and love writing about fashion and everything in between.