Congratulations are in order for Pharrell Williams, as he was recently announced as Louis Vuitton’s new men’s creative director—an honor that was previously held by the late and great Virgil Abloh.
Louis Vuitton Confirmed Reports Initiated By The Wall Street Journal
The company announced the news through an Instagram post on Tuesday. Notably, this confirmation came just a few hours after The Wall Street Journal initially broke the news by citing “people familiar with the matter.”
Breaking: Louis Vuitton is in talks to name music producer Pharrell Williams as its men’s head designer, people familiar with the matter say https://t.co/KcTfBzFMx5
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 14, 2023
Pharrell Williams Was Honored As ‘A Cultural Global Icon’
In Louis Vuitton’s post, the fashion powerhouse confirmed the speculation and praised Pharrell as “a visionary whose creative universes expand from music to art, and to fashion.” Additionally, the manner in which Pharrell has “establish[ed] himself as a cultural global icon over the past twenty years” was given a warm shoutout, too.
“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 company also went on to laud Pharrell Williams as an individual who continually “breaks boundaries across the various worlds he explores.” IKTR!
“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.”
Notably, it was revealed that Pharrell’s first collection for the company will be unveiled in June 2024 at Men’s Fashion Week in Paris. As a result, there’s already plenty of hype that’s beginning to surround the collection!
CEO Pietro Beccari Says Pharrell Will Usher In ‘A New & Very Exciting Chapter’
Towards the end of the announcement, Pietro Beccari—the chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton—took a moment to “welcome Pharrell back home,” as the company had collaborated with him in both 2004 and 2008.
He also confidently proclaimed that the Virginia Beach-bred icon “will undoubtedly lead Louis Vuitton towards a new and very exciting chapter.”
“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.”
You can check out Louis Vuitton’s social media upload down below.
Shoutout to the iconic Pharrell Williams, and we wish him the best of luck in his role as Louis Vuitton’s new men’s creative director!