Nicolas Ghesquière Wants to Focus on the Cut

Designer Nicholas Ghesquiere on the runway after his Balenciaga fall 2009 show in Paris. Photo: Giovanni Giannoni/Corbis

Speaking about his start at Balenciaga, the designer told the Sunday Times: "Yes, we did have a size issue. We started very skinny, it's true. Strangely, we didn't have fit models at all to ... begin with — just to give you an idea of the size of the company. So we did fittings on the girls at the studio and they were often quite petite. I had a tendency to think good cut and small size, but it should be a good cut in big sizes, too. That's what want I want to focus on — it's the cut, not the sizing, and if people see they can wear something in a big size, then I did my job."