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The rumors are true according to WWD: Balenciaga's parent company Kering will be suing the house's former creative director Nicolas Ghesquière for his less-than-flattering remarks about his former employer in System this past April. As WWD reports, "In France, freedom of expression is limited in instances where an employee or former employee besmirches or potentially imperils an enterprise, allowing them to seek damages."
The case of the besmirched name is expected to begin in September or October at the Tribunal de Grande Instance.
· French Luxury Brands Head to Court [WWD]
· Nicolas Ghesquiére Sued for Badmouthing Balenciaga? [Racked]