FASHION

Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquiere


Photographer: Steven Meisel Stylist: Nicolas Ghesquière

Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière is one of only a handful of designers with the power to push fashion in new directions. Alice Rawsthorn meets Mr. Zeitgeist.

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Photographer: Steven Meisel Stylist: Nicolas Ghesquière

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s multicolored sequined dresses.

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Photographer: Steven Meisel Stylist: Nicolas Ghesquière

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s polyester and nylon crepe jacket, polyester shirt with metal detail, PVC shorts, and ring. Polyester dresses and watch.

Beauty Note: A dose of Darphin Hydraskin serum provides a serious surge of hydration.

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Photographer: Steven Meisel Stylist: Nicolas Ghesquière

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s black and gray PVC sleeveless jacket, skirt, and boots. Silver python and black leather vest, navy blue and white polyamide shirt with metal detail, black gabardine pants, watch, and boots. Black patent-leather jacket, black and white polyamide shirt with metal detail, black gabardine pants, watch, and boots. Black and white sleeveless silk and cotton knit top, black and white polyamide shirt with metal detail, black gabardine pants, watch, and boots.

Beauty Note: Keep intense hair color from fading with Oribe Hair Masque for Beautiful Color.

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Photographer: Steven Meisel Stylist: Nicolas Ghesquière

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s leather and PVC coats.

Hair by Guido for Redken; makeup by Pat McGrath for Cover Girl; hair color by Laurie Foley for Wella Professionals at L’Atelier de Laurie; manicures by Jin Soon for Jin Soon Natural Hand & Foot Spa. Models: Amber Valletta, Stella Tennant, Milou van Groesen, and Saskia de Brauw, all at DNA; Freja Beha Erichsen at IMG; Delphine Bafort at Ford; Arizona Muse at Next; Eliza Cummings at Women; Bambi Northwood-Blyth at Elite; Jana Knauerova at New York Models; Aymeline Valade at Women Paris. Casting by Ashley Brokaw. Set Design by Mary Howard; production by PRODn @ Art + Commerce; digital technician: Noah Esperas. Photography assistants: Stas Komarovski, Dima Hohlovs, and Victor Gutierrez.