Alexander Wang To Balenciaga New!

Alexander Wang is stepping into the top spot vacated by Nicholas Ghesqui??re at Balenciaga, it's been revealed.

Industry paper WWD has had the appointment confirmed by several industry sources, following claims published by New York Times reporter Cathy Horyn yesterday. An official announcement is expected from the renowned French design house imminently.

Wang's appointment puts the kibosh on rumours that Brit hope Christopher Kane was primed to step into the role, following his departure from Versus (although his people dismissed the talk at the time).

It does however, leave a question mark over the Balenciaga- Kristen Stewart relationship, considering that Wang had Liberty Ross walk in his spring/summer 2013 show just weeks after the actress' tryst with her husband Rupert Sanders was revealed.

We're excited. Watch this space.