It seems like just yesterday that Balenciaga contracted Alexander Wang to be its creative director, which of course, spawned a slew of debates questioning Wang’s minimal, sportswear take on the iconic French fashion house. Now, the two have announced they’ll be parting ways, closing out this contentious era with Balenciaga’s spring 2016 show during Paris Fashion Week.
Wang was hired in December 2012 as the successor to Nicolas Ghesquière, who joined forces with Louis Vuitton after his successful 15-year tenure with Balenciaga. According to WWD, the search for Wang’s successor is in its very early stages, but it seems London-based designer Christopher Shannon might have a strong opinion about who could take over. Earlier this morning, he shared and deleted an Instagram post with the words, “Thank God,” stamped across an an article screenshot with the headline, “Wang Departing Balenciaga.” See the deleted image, below.