Balenciaga Ushers in New Era: Alexander Wang Takes the Helm as Creative Director

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We’re confident that over the past few weeks, you have heard rumblings about the shift in the creative direction of the legendary fashion house Balenciaga.

Well, after heaps of speculation, the Paris-based brand has confirmed that after 15 years of service, fashion phenomenon Alexander Wang will become the brand’s new creative director.

Kristen Stewart wearing a fabulous yellow quilted biker jacket at the Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Show during the Paris Fashion Week, Paris on September 27, 2012Kristen Stewart wearing a fabulous yellow quilted biker jacket at the Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Show during the Paris Fashion Week, Paris on September 27, 2012 (Credit: WENN)

Alexander will replace Nicolas Ghesquière, who has become known for designing luxurious, chic pieces tailor-made for high-fashion runway shows. With the sudden change, many feel that Alexander Wang will be able to reach a broader audience with Alexander Wang’s trademark street-inspired, sports luxe style.

I am a huge fan of this bold move! With Alexander Wang now in charge, Balenciaga becomes much more relevant to my generation. Like many of you, I am on the edge of my seat, holding my breath to see what he comes up with first.

Kristen Stewart attended the Balenciaga fashion show in Paris wearing a fabulous yellow quilted biker jacket. She styled the outfit with a plain black top and printed black-and-white trousers.

Kristen Stewart attended Paris Fashion Week on September 27, 2012, in a vibrant ensemble featuring a Balenciaga Spring 2013 Capsule Lemon New Biker Jacket, matching printed pants, and Barbara Bui leather sneakersKristen Stewart attended Paris Fashion Week on September 27, 2012, in a vibrant ensemble featuring a Balenciaga Spring 2013 Capsule Lemon New Biker Jacket, matching printed pants, and Barbara Bui leather sneakers (Credit: WENN)

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Balenciaga Fur-Lined JacketBalenciaga Fur-Lined Jacket, $3,450.00

Balenciaga Bicolor JacketBalenciaga Bicolor Jacket, $2,850.00

Balenciaga Biker JacketBalenciaga Biker Jacket, $2,650.00

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