Pharrell will succeed Virgil Abloh as Louis Vuitton’s men’s creative director.
According to a statement by Pietro Beccari, Vuitton‘s CEO,
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.”
Abloh died in November 2021 following a battle with a rare form of cancer, sending shockwaves through the fashion industry.
As the first Black artistic director of Louis Vuitton, the visionary designer made history when he was appointed in 2018 and was widely credited for bringing a younger demographic to the storied fashion house with designs that brought a streetwear aesthetic to the luxury world.