Givenchy House

This past Paris Fashion Week, we all mourned the end of Marc Jacobs' 16-year-reign at Louis Vuitton after his bittersweet but beautiful send-off show which left us in shivers. Though his role as creative director for the French brand was an iconic one, the fashion world wasted no time before whispering about his imminent successor. This week, as plenty had predicted, LV confirmed Nicolas Ghesquière as the label's latest leader, a role which he should have no trouble with, seeing as his last stint was a 15-year residency at the helm of yet another major fashion house. Indeed, this game of designer musical chairs is a staple in the biz, and artistic switch ups are arguably what keep the runways exciting season after season. In recent years, the couture web of names, brands, and faces has grown ever more intricate, so click through to keep up with the creative directors you need to know.

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