Nicolas Ghesquière is the creative director of Louis Vuitton and is one of the leading designers in the fashion industry.  The precocious French designer was appointed to lead Balenziaga at the young age of 25, where he spent 15 successful years.  After restoring a certain amount of luster to the classic but struggling label, he then replaced Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton.  His task at Louis Vuitton is similar to that at Balenciaga:  to re-energize a classic brand through an injection of youth and fresh ideas.