Multi-Grammy winning singer-songwriter and music producer Pharrell has long held a balancing act between industries throughout his long and successful career. A few months ago, Pharrell was named the new Creative Director of Louis Vuitton, following a long search process from the fashion house. The musician now fills the shoes of the late Virgil Abloh, who died of cancer in 2021. The audience of the musician’s high fashion debut was star-studded, with Beyoncé, Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, and Zendaya both in attendance.
Rihanna & Rocky at Pharrell’s Louis Vuitton show in Paris pic.twitter.com/4lcOkmihdI
— Complex (@Complex) June 20, 2023
The show, held in Paris, France, featured a variety of textiles and patterns. Pharrell has long been applauded for his ability to seamlessly blend street style with high fashion, and the latest menswear line did just that. Fashion buffs and onlookers alike commemorated Pharrell’s debut as creative director, especially given the powerful shoes he had to fill.
This was indeed one hell of a show. Congrats to Pharrell
— Ignifury (@Ignifury) June 20, 2023
Others applauded the personal feeling of many of the designs.
I can see him in each piece. This feels like stuff he’d actually wear
— iteoluwakishi ???? (@its_timmy25) June 20, 2023
Following the runway show, the singer took to the stage and performed. He was eventually joined by rapper Jay-Z.
Leave it to @pharrell, @louisvuitton’s menswear artistic director, to give showgoers top-tier fashion—and a show. Tonight in Paris, Jay Z attended the show with @beyonce before hitting the stage himself for a performance. See more from the event here: https://t.co/TG012Cjj0A pic.twitter.com/IFQLL7gIz7
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) June 20, 2023
Kim Kardashian, Tyler the Creator, and more also appeared at the show.
Everything you need to know about @Pharrell's stellar @LouisVuitton debut???? From @rihanna and Asap Rocky attending to Jay-Z and Pharrell performing, Here is everything that went down at probably the best show of the SS24 fashion season. pic.twitter.com/rKuhIUCdWS
— Dazed (@Dazed) June 20, 2023
Many are sharing snapshots of their favorite moments from the show, including the creative ways in which Pharrell incorporated the high fashion house’s signature logo into the clothes.
Pharrell Williams, you did that. pic.twitter.com/EFoMJAk4xP
— Kea (@jacquemusx) June 20, 2023
Louis Vuitton by Pharrell Williams
Spring 2024 Menswear pic.twitter.com/3E3pGxVm7W
— nygel (@NYGELSARTORIAL) June 20, 2023
Fans of the label also complimented Pharrell’s own ensemble.
Pharrell Williams at his first show as creative director of Louis Vuitton in Paris ???? pic.twitter.com/Ao8O7io8Db
— SK⚡️ (@raptalksk) June 20, 2023
Pharrell’s line has celebrities and the fashion world happy after years of uncertainty.