Louis Vuitton has named Nicolas Ghesquière — the designer who catapulted Balenciaga to become one of the hottest tickets in Paris — its new artistic director of women’s collections, effective immediately.

Ghesquière, 42, is set to show his first collection for the brand next March.

Vuitton said Ghesquière would bring “a modern creative vision to the house’s women’s collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire and extreme quality.”