The company said Ghesquière would bring “a modern creative vision to the house’s women’s collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire and extreme quality,” according to WWD.
Ghesquière stepped down from Balenciaga last November after 15 years. In an interview with the London-based magazine System, Ghesquière discussed his issues with the management of the design house. He has subsequently been sued by Balenciaga for the interview, which the house has called harmful and a breach of contract. Balenciaga quickly replaced Ghesquière with young American designer Alexander Wang.
The Louis Vuitton appointment is a big step for Ghesquière. The brand is the largest in the luxury market based on sales, which in 2012 were around $10 billion.
He will produce his first collection for Louis Vuitton in March.