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A Name To Know: Virgil Abloh Is Louis Vuitton's New Menswear Artistic Director

Louis Vuitton welcomes Virgil Abloh as their newest Men’s Artistic Director. The founder of streetwear label Off-White, and Kanye West’s creative director becomes Louis Vuitton’s first African-American artistic director effective immediately.

"Having followed with great interest Virgil's ascent since he worked with me at Fendi in 2006, I am thrilled to see how his innate creativity and disruptive approach have made him so relevant, not just in the world of fashion but in popular culture today. His sensibility towards luxury and savoir-faire will be instrumental in taking Louis Vuitton’s menswear into the future" said Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton’s Chairman & CEO.

"It is an honor for me to accept the position of Men’s Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton. I find the heritage and creative integrity of the House are key inspirations and will look to reference them both while drawing parallels to modern times." stated Virgil Abloh.

Be sure to catch his first fashion show for the brand during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris this June.