Christopher Kane headed to Balenciaga? Update: WWD says No.

Christopher Kane has been tapped as the new Creative Director of Balenciaga? Although it has not been officially announced by either Christopher Kane or Balenciaga, two reputable sources in France have confirmed that the fashion merry-go-round is in fact at work again with Kane going to Balenciaga.

It was only ten days ago now that Balenciaga announced the departure of Nicholas Ghesquière’s and there have been rumours flying ever since with some pretty interesting names reaching the short list. However, it would appear it’s Christopher Kane who’s receiving the official nod. 

It should be noted that Balenciaga has seen its fair share of talent over the years. Designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Emanuel Ungaro and Hubert de Givenchy have all worked under the Balenciaga brand. I don’t think I have to tell you where they have gone from there. That being said, Christopher Kane is already a name that is internationally recognized both for his contributions to fashion through his own label and his recent collaborations with Versace under the Versus brand. 

This is a tremendous move forward for Balenciaga and definitely an exciting moment for fashion. It seems I’m not alone in my feelings either.Here are a few reactions from Twitter as the big news was breaking:

@BazaarUK: Christopher Kane for the @BALENCIAGA top job? We certainly hope the reports are true. #FashionDreamTeam 

@TimesFashion:
It’s been reported in Grazia France that Christopher Kane has been
appointed creative director at Balenciaga. Just a rumour? Exciting! 

@DerekBlasberg:
Landed! While I was snoozing a thousand feet in the air, the fashion
world made a big announcement: Christopher Kane confirmed at Balenciaga 

@rebeccaokell: BALENCIAGA + CHRISTOPHER KANE! = WOW  

@chrstphrkaner: Christopher Kane for #balenciaga !!! In Chris we trust!

More to come, I’m sure… 

UPDATE:
17-11-2012 17:05
WWD has just reported on an official denial from Christopher Kane that he is joining Balenciaga. 
“Rumors surrounding Christopher Kane’s appointment as creative director
of Balenciaga are unfounded,” said a Christopher Kane spokesman. 
 


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