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Of course those are bads new but it makes sense.

Balenciaga now is about MONEY, MONEY, MONEY , so Wang could be the perfect candidate to create silhouettes with models carrying the future IT BAGS for every seson and targetting a younger clientèle ...

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Alexander Wang Appears as Leading Candidate for Balenciaga

In the continuing Balenciaga drama, Alexander Wang appears to be the leading candidate to succeed the star designer Nicolas Ghesquiere, and an announcement of his appointment could be made as early as next week, a Paris source with knowledge of the discussions said on Wednesday night.

There has been growing speculation that Mr. Wang, a popular New York designer, would be chosen for Balenciaga, which is owned by PPR. Calls to Mr. Wang and his spokeswoman were not returned on Wednesday night.

Mr. Ghesquiere said two weeks ago that he would leave Balenciaga after 15 years. He thoroughly modernized the house and became one of the most influential designers in Paris, but indicated that, at age 40, he was eager for new challenges.

If Mr. Wang is the choice for Balenciaga, he will bring a different perspective, certainly a strong urban sensibility. Although he likes to experiment on his New York runway, he is perhaps best known for his easy interpretations of street and athletic clothes, like sports jerseys, parkas and, of course, jeans and T-shirts. He sells his line in contemporary sections of stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys, as well as in his own boutique in SoHo. He also has manufacturing connections in China.

The choice of a designer like Mr. Wang, who has built a youthful following in New York and elsewhere, certainly suggests a different direction for Balenciaga. And for Mr. Wang, a move to Paris would allow him to expand his career.
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(one might add how wrong she was with all the Galliano successors)

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Balenciaga made in China? I'm kidding, but yuck.

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so bad, I just really hope this isn't true....

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I dont get at all how could anyone think that Wang, based on what he has shown in his work so far, could handle a house like Balenciaga?! Just doesnt make sense.

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Putting Alexander Wang at Balenciaga, is as good as sending fashion back to the dark ages lol.

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I'm genuinly worried... I don't absolutely hate Wang's work (though I really don't like him, but that's a whole other story), but he doesn't have the technical skill, the craftmanship, nor the creativity to design for a house as authoral and innovative as Balenciaga.

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If I read other posts in other threads correctly, I was under the impression that whomever "owns" the Alexander Wang brand had major plans to expand his company to exhausting heights, ie: more stores, more lines, more this, more that. If that is the case, then to do all that, AND try to do Balenciaga at the same time, all while him and his own company is still very young, just seems like way too much to handle..prime example of biting off way more than he'd be able to chew. So far that reason alone, nevermind actual design skills, I hope this is just a mere rumor.

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Well whatever the replacement, we all know that Balenciaga is only interesting with Nicholas in it! Wang is cheap and only reason for the job!

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It has been CONFIRMED, Alexander Wang is the new creative director of Balenciaga.

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^By who?

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Ok just saw it on WWD's homepage..





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It's just too funny.. their taste.

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