Nicolas Ghesquière talks about his new post at Louis Vuitton for the first time
After his debut triumphant collection
Nicolas Ghesquière has spoke out for the first time about his plans for Louis Vuitton since his debut collection in Paris earlier this month. Explaining in an interview in Vanity Fair's April issue: "Never forget that what becomes timeless was once truly new," adding "What I find most interesting in fashion is that it has to reflect our time... People used to define me as a futurist designer, but, you know, the future is now for me."
The creative director also revealed that he owes determination and ambition to his success, "I promised myself: Before your 18th birthday you're going to be at Jean Paul Gaultier. And it worked. I was hired." Ghesquière has faced criticism owing to his lack of formal training, but some have high hopes for the designer - including Karl Lagerfeld who said "Of course, he will have to re-invent himself, but he is gifted and the energy is good for Paris."