Fashion's golden one, Nicolas Ghesquière made his debut at Louis Vuitton earlier this month and for the first time he has spoken. As you likely know, the 42-year old designer was quite reserved about interviews after joining the house (the appointment become official a full year after Ghesquière’s tenure ended at Balenciaga) and showing his Fall/Winter 2014 womenswear collection (and we aren't terribly surprised. I mean, he is in the midst of litigation for allegedly misspeaking about Balenciaga and breaching his confidentiality agreement). But as of his Fall show, he has since stepped "back into the limelight" and subsequently, he sat down with Vanity Fair. He is what he had to say ...
On his early years in fashion: "I promised myself: Before your 18th birthday you’re going to be at Jean Paul Gaultier. And it worked. I was hired."
On what he has learned so far from working in fashion: "I learned to not be scared. To be brave. In this work you have to convince everyone all the time, at different levels, to support your dream. I learned you have to be confident in order to do that.”
On the faulty benches at the Louis Vuitton F/W 2014 show, which caused show-goers to stand: "Some people thought it was sabotage, and we even launched an investigation to find out what happened. It turned out that the benches were simply baked too long in the oven, which made them weak. Who else would that happen to? Only me!”