It says it was a "joint decision"?! That is probably is just some PR bs for the small print! I wonder if he decided not to renew his contract so they are saving face now. I cant see him being fired, unless there were some new regulations put upon him which doesnt make sense either. Man, that is so much talent, i hope he starts his own brand.
As for Balenciaga, we will see how long it takes them to appoint his replacement, because if this was a shock to them, it will take a while like at Dior.
Waiting for Horyn to get the scoop, and write all about it......
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I'm shocked, but I understand his decision. Didn't he give an interview years ago saying that he wanted to help Balenciaga rebuild and then go off and do his own label. Maybe he'll pull a Tom Ford and create his own line. That would be fantastic.
strangely I don't feel particularly sad about this. when Raf left Jil Sander it was like the world is exploding, but this just feels different. I'd suspect it was his sole decision to leave, maybe because of the stress that came with the job? it will be very interesting to see who they pick to succeed him, I'm already anxious to know
__________________ "he waited for other people to understand what he was doing, instead of doing what they wanted. Balenciaga never compromised."
I was really shocked when I found out about the news earlier today. He did a wonderful job for the house of Balenciaga by putting them back in the top league and creating a very distinct look while respecting the brand's heritage. Ghesquiere created many of the best collections of the 00s and early 010s. He'll be greatly missed and I wish him luck in his new venture.
Good luck to whoever will be named next. I can't even think about someone who could possibly take over...
Gosh, this year has been craaaazy for the fashion industry. I can only hope we get a nice and quiet year of 2013
It always boils down to one thing and one thing only: money.
I'm going to guess Balenciaga was rolling in it the decade before the recession, because of both a prosperous economy and the mass popularity of their motorcycle purse. I don't think they're as successful now. Particularly since Celine has come on to the seen again and has taken a big chunk of the accessory/bag market.
On a side note, when I went to test out Florabotanica it was hidden in a back corner of Neiman Marcus with very little marketing; I had to hunt around for it.
Like 99% of people in here, I'm really shocked. Paris has definitely lost one of its highlights for me I don't have words to describe how much I adore his pre-2007 collections for the House. He'll be truly missed.