29 Mar '18, 8am

Virgil Abloh's Louis Vuitton job should be a breakthrough moment for black fashion talent

Virgil Abloh's Louis Vuitton job should be a breakthrough moment for black fashion talent

The fashion industry has been abuzz with the appointment of Off-White’s founder and creative director Virgil Abloh as men’s artistic director of Louis Vuitton . Abloh succeeds Kim Jones, who has become men’s director at Christian Dior , which is also owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the parent company of a portfolio of luxury fashion brands including Céline, Givenchy and Fendi. Abloh is a history maker , because this makes him only the third black designer to ever have a top creative director role at a luxury Parisian fashion house. The other two are Olivier Rousteing, the current creative director of Balmain, and Ozwald Boateng, the former creative director of menswear at Givenchy . While there was cause to celebrate for Abloh breaking a glass ceiling at Louis Vuitton, there was some that were less than happy with his appointment, as evidenced in comments on web...

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