16 November 2012
Yes, let the wailing begin, but remember it could have been worse. Scottish designer Christopher Kane has reportedly been appointed as the creative director of Balenciaga. Though the news has not been officially confirmed by either Mr Kane or Balenciaga, it is widely reported that Mr Kane will replace Nicolas Ghesquière, who helmed the brand for the past 15 years to much acclaim before his departure was announced two weeks ago. News of Mr Kane’s hiring isn’t entirely unexpected as he was was on PPR’s short list of designers up for the job alongside Mary Katrantzou, J W Anderson, Thomas Tait, Joseph Altuzarra and Alexander Wang. I told you it could have been worse.