The legendary fashion brand Louis Vuitton has finally found someone to fill the shoes of the late, great, Virgil Abloh. Pharrell Williams has officially been named the Men’s Creative Director for Luis Vuitton. LV and Pharrell made the announcement on their Instagram earlier today:
“Louis Vuitton is delighted to welcome Pharrell Williams as its new Men’s Creative Director. His first collection for Louis Vuitton will be revealed next June during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris.
Pharrell Williams is a visionary whose creative universes expand from music to art, and to fashion – establishing himself as a cultural global icon over the past twenty years. The way in which he breaks boundaries across the various worlds he explores, aligns with Louis Vuitton’s status as a Cultural Maison, reinforcing its values of innovation, pioneer spirit, and entrepreneurship.
“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.
Pharrell would be Louis Vuitton’s first permanent head of menswear since Abloh passed in late 2021. While Pharrell has some big shoes to fill in Virgil’s absence, he seems to be the perfect man for the job.
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