Nicolas Ghesquiere leaving Balenciaga

Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere
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Nicolas Ghesquiere, creative director at Balenciaga since 1997, is leaving the fashion house he helped re-invent, WWD reports. It is a “joint decision,” both the designer and Balenciaga say. [WWD]

Olympic gold medal gymnast Carly Patterson married Mark Caldwell in Dallas on Saturday. The bride wore a strapless mermaid gown by Vera Wang and Jimmy Choo shoes. [People]

Runway star Cara Delavingne is on the cover of the new issue of, which wraps up all the major spring-summer 2013 shows from New York to Paris. Delavingne walked in 39 shows, a news release from Style says, including those for Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana. Delavingne is also set to walk in her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this season. [The Cut]


Last week’s Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon marked the 10th anniversary of the fundraiser for Lupus L.A. Sharon Stone auctioned off designer handbags, Kevan Hall put on a runway show and a star-studded roster of honorees included Toni Braxton, Rachel Zoe and Melissa Joan Hart. [Society News LA]

Amazon is increasing its commitment to fashion, announcing that it is leasing a 40,000-square-foot space in New York to use for fashion photo shoots. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

French actor Gaspard Ulliel has been selected to play Yves Saint Laurent in an upcoming film about the late designer. [The Cut]


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