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Nicolas Ghesquière, former designer at Balenciaga, is reportedly being sued by the French fashion label. Considering that he revamped the label to its currently very successful state, this news seems like a catty move to get back at the designer for a statement he made regarding his time at the fashion house which made them lose a little credibility.

Nicolas previously said in his first interview after leaving the label that he opted out because they were destroying his creativity and forcing him to be too commercial. He revealed that he “was being sucked dry,” and couldn’t deal with it anymore. Management and are now suing him for “breach of duty of confidentiality” for speaking out so candidly. He said in the interview:

“I had a marvellous studio and design team who were close to me, but it started becoming a bureaucracy and gradually became more corporate, until it was no longer even linked to fashion. In the end, it felt as though they just wanted to be like any other house.”

Recent rumors have been swirling that Nicolas may be taking over from Marc Jacobs as the head designer at Louis Vuitton who he is in talks with currently.