FASHION

Nicolas Ghesquière’s Greatest Hits

W‘s editors remember their favorite collections from his 15 year tenure.


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“On my very first trip to the collections in Europe I went to see the Callaghan show in Milan. I remember thinking it was such a great show for such a weird, under-the-radar label. It was only later that I realized at the time Callaghan was secretly designed by Nicolas Ghesquière! A season or two later he went to Balenciaga and the rest is history…”—Armand Limnander, Deputy Editor

2

“For his first collection he made these super amazing pants—this boy-meets-girl feel. I actually still own a pair.”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

3

“Everyone likes spring 2000, but the doberman sweater for fall 2000 (look 31) was his huge moment.”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

4

“These jean looks—with Kate Moss opening the show in that dress—were huge.”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

5

“Those green cargo pants. Everyone had them. Those were huge.”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

6

“This was yeti season. The wool blends over slim beige pants. Those were really synonymous with Fall 2002.”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

7

“It was all about SCUBA.”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

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“It was this odd futuristic look with crazy boots. And he redid the shearling as he did with so many other looks during his time at Balenciaga. The blog, balenciagadiditfirst.tumblr.com, couldn’t be more true.”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

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“This season, the navy blue with all of the zippers, was so beautiful. And Liya in the first look was super memorable.”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

10

“This was huge. The toggle coats with fur were amazing. And who can forget that first look on Raquel?”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

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“This was the reedition collection. Very ’60s with rounded shoulders and very vintage feeling.”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

12

“So rock and roll. Very rock chic. I loved the black and white pants done in such a Balenciaga way.”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

13

“The gypsy look was perfectly captured in the Moroccan scarves.”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

14

“The crazy boots—the lace-up lariat boots—people just went crazy for them. And he did them again in Spring 2008 with those great Chinoiserie dresses.”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

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“It was all about his take on the little black dress.”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

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“I loved his crazy-beautiful very St. Laurent, very ’80s feeling dresses and skirts.”—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

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“So tough—all about the leather. And a Nicolas Ghesquière version of the jean. “—Karla M. Martinez, Fashion Market and Accessories Director