The recording artist, producer, fashion designer, and philanthropist Pharrell Williams has been confirmed this week as the new creative director of Louis Vuitton, following on from the hugely respected late Virgil Abloh. Looking back at William’s work, here are some key moments that led him up to this point.
MILLIONAIRE SUNGLASSES S/S2004
Pharrell first collaborated with the house of Vuitton nearly two decades ago, creating the ‘Millionaire Sunglasses’ collection of 2004 with Nigo and the then creative director, Marc Jacobs. They were described as "one part Tony Montana, one part The Notorious B.I.G”.
Four years later, he would work on the ‘Blason’ collection with the brands jewellery designer Camille Miceli. Blason comes from the French ‘Blazon’, meaning coat of arms. The collection featured white and yellow gold rings and necklaces, heavily embellished with diamonds and gemstones in crest like designs. One of the more iconic pieces is the yellow gold cupid ring.