After various rumors leaked about who would be the designer to take the helm at Balenciaga in place of Nicolas Ghesquière, WWD has stated that Alexander Wang will take the reigns at the Paris-based fashion house. Wang has been growing his eponymous brand into a global force, and has rapidly expanded his presence overseas. People have been wondering what will result from bringing American sportswear with a gothic flair to a lofty luxury brand, but we're still trying to come up with a name for this new partnership. Balexanderwanglenciaga? Wanglenciaga? Balenciagwang? B by Alexander Wang? A formal announcement of the appointment will come next week.