Francois Henri-Pinault, the CEO of PPR, the company that owns Balenciaga, has hinted that the house may be starting a couture line.
In an interview with American television channel CBS, Pinault said Balenciaga’s new creative director, Alexander Wang, ‘Has a very strong talent not only when it comes to accessible product, but his talent could also be adapted for couture at Balenciaga.’
Designing a couture collection would be a huge undertaking for Wang, who will already be designing women’s, men’s and accessories lines for Balenciaga, as well as for his eponymous brand.
At just 28 years old, even with bags of creative energy, would he be up to the challenge? On the other hand… Balenciaga couture? That's something we'd like to see.