Pharrell Williams is the new creative director at Louis Vuitton’s men’s division. The fashion company announced this on Tuesday evening Twitter. The singer and producer has already started his new job.
His first collection will be presented in June during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris.
Williams fills the place of Virgil Abloh, who died of cancer in 2021. At the time, he was the fashion brand’s first black artistic director.
The 49-year-old Williams broke through more than twenty years ago with his band NERD. He received thirteen Grammys and two Oscar nominations, including one for his song Happy, the soundtrack of the film Despicable Me 2.
In addition, Williams has been a regular guest in the front row of fashion shows for many years. He co-owns streetwear label Billionaire Boys Club with Japanese designer Nigo. In addition, Williams sometimes designed accessories, such as sunglasses, for adidas, Chanel and Tiffany’s.