Alexander Wang to Be Named New Balenciaga Creative Director

Alexander Wang Balenciaga
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After a week of rumors circling the fashion world that New York designer Alexander Wang would take exiting creative director Nicolas Ghesquière's place at Balenciaga, the news is confirmed! The label is expected to make the announcement next week, as Ghesquière's official departure from the Parisian house is today. The 28-year-old designer's appointment will prove to be interesting for Balenciaga—Wang's downtown, punk rock-inspired designs have made him a favorite of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Miranda Kerr, and Rihanna, as well as a must-have for women around the world. "Fashion shouldn't be about what is appropriate," he told InStyle's September 2011 issue. "Getting dressed is much more fun if it's about satisfying you." We can't wait to see what he brings to the label!

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