Balenciaga and PPR are pleased to announce the appointment of Alexander Wang to the post of Creative Director of the Balenciaga fashion house, as of today. Alexander Wang has responsibility for designing the brand’s women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections, as well as for Balenciaga’s image.
Alongside his new duties at Balenciaga, Alexander Wang will continue his activities with his own, independently-owned fashion house.
“I am deeply honored to embark on this new role for a brand and house that I have such great admiration and respect for”, said Alexander Wang.
Isabelle Guichot, President & CEO of Balenciaga, stated: “The Balenciaga fashion house and its staff are proud to welcome Alexander Wang, whose proven talent, modernity and individual and cosmopolitan vision of design will naturally embrace and enrich the unique heritage of this fashion house which will soon be one hundred years old.”
François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of PPR, added: “Balenciaga is an extraordinary fashion house with inexhaustible potential and it is endowed with a priceless heritage. Alexander Wang will use his creativity and his own research to reinterpret and immortalize the distinctive, modern and extremely innovative style imposed by Cristóbal Balenciaga.”