26 Mar '18, 6pm

Virgil Abloh just became the first black artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton.

Fashion house Louis Vuitton has hired Virgil Abloh as their next artistic director of menswear. The first-generation Ghanaian-American has been the longtime creative director for Kanye West and is also the founder of the Milan-based fashion label “Off-White.” [email protected] joins #LouisVuitton Louis Vuitton is delighted to welcome Virgil Abloh as its new Men’s Artistic Director. His first show will take place in June during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris. pic.twitter.com/4aEOH7T9J8 — Louis Vuitton (@LouisVuitton) March 26, 2018 Abloh’s affiliation with West was not his only foray into the music industry. The Illinois native has previously been a DJ and music producer. In addition to his varied background, his appointment at Vuitton makes him one of only a few black designers to help helm a major French fashion house. Abloh, 37, joins the ranks of Olivier Rousteing, creative di...

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