It was recently announced that Pharrell Williams, the rapper and music producer, will succeed Virgil Abloh, the first Black artistic director at Louis Vuitton, who died of cancer in November 2021 at the age of 41.
Those are some big shoes to fill.
Virgil opened the door, making it possible for Williams to slide in seamlessly and continue his legacy.
His first collection for Louis Vuitton will be revealed next June during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris.
“I am glad to welcome Pharrell back home, after our collaborations in 2004 and 2008 for Louis Vuitton, as our new Men’s Creative Director. His creative vision beyond fashion will undoubtedly lead Louis Vuitton towards a new and very exciting chapter.” – Pietro Beccari, Louis Vuitton’s Chairman and CEO
Record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, designer and now Creative Director. Pharrell is definitely making history.