By and  on August 15, 2011

Nicolas Ghesquière has been one of fashion’s most influential voices for more than a decade, his futuristic, haute rock n’ roll aesthetic for Balenciaga all the more fascinating for its deft allegiance to the work of the house founder. Ghesquière’s impact on the accessories arena cannot be overstated. Here, he talks about shoes gone wild, the “it” bag that almost wasn’t, and the pros and cons of extreme experimentation.

This story first appeared in the August 15, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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