Balenciaga is suing its former creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. A hearing is expected in September or October at the Tribunal de Grande Instance in France for the case. The court did not reveal the specific details of the case, but it is strongly rumoured that it is over Ghesquière’s comments in an interview he did with the System magazine. In the interview, he repeatedly criticized both Balenciaga and Kering, saying that working there was “one frustration after another,” and that “it started becoming a bureaucracy and gradually became more corporate, until it was no longer even linked to fashion.” He also said that he “began to feel as though [he] was being sucked dry, like they wanted to steal [his] identity while trying to homogenise things.” Those involved have so far declined to comment.
Balenciaga (バレンシアガ) 、同ブランドの元クリエイティブ・ディレクター Nicolas Ghesquière (ニコラ・ゲスキエール) を提訴