Pharrell’s first Runway in Paris was a One Man Show with a few famous people around.
Undoubtedly, the element Williams has had to contend with since announcing his role as artistic director of Maison Vuitton’s men’s line has been the confrontation with Sir. Virgil Abloh.
The cultural burden he has had to face has been picking up the legacy of the man who designed the brand’s aesthetic victory and (re)wrote a new chapter in African-American luxury.
Williams did not emerge unscathed from the confrontation, but even more affected was the LVMH system; the only thing that saved the neo-designer and musician from the pillory was his Ego. A self-centeredness that kept him afloat and, with his head held high, allowed him to do what he wanted, with everyone’s blessing.