by Matida Kadzirange
The Louis Vuitton menswear show in Paris was a star-studded affair, with renowned celebrities and fashion enthusiasts coming together to witness Pharrell William’s first Louis Vuitton show as Creative Director.
Taking place on Tuesday (June 20th), notable attendees included Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Rihanna, ASAP Rocky, Lewis Hamilton, Zendaya, and Naomi Campbell - to name a few.
Making his runway debut as the new Louis Vuitton creative director, Pharrell took the fashion world by storm. Following the untimely passing of the esteemed designer Virgil Abloh in 2021, who left a lasting mark on the fashion industry, the position remained vacant for nearly two years. While a testament to Abloh's irreplaceable legacy, Pharrell fearlessly embraced the challenge and breathed new life into the prestigious role.
Pharrell presented his vision on the iconic Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge on the River Seine in Paris. As a French brand, this was an incredibly fitting location that took it back to its roots.
The show featured a captivating choir and orchestra, setting the stage for the models as they strutted down the vibrant and colorful runway.
Let's take a closer look at what some of the guests wore to this extraordinary event:
Beyoncé and Jay-Z radiated glamour as they arrived. Beyoncé, true to her signature style, shimmered in an outfit that perfectly complemented her. Taking time away from her current world tour, the megastar accessorised with a classic Louis Vuitton monogram handbag while Jay-Z donned a remarkable Louis Vuitton 'damoflage' suit.
Rihanna and ASAP Rocky, known as the 'it' couple, paid tribute to Pharrell's streetwear influence. They coordinated in their denim outfits, from hats to jackets. Rihanna, who is also the face of the men's collection, added a touch of luxury with a Jacobs and Co. watch adorning her neck, reportedly worth $700,000.
Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One star, made a statement with a stylish damier pattern jacket. He paired it with sleek black pants, boots, and a pair of black shades, exuding an effortlessly cool vibe which would indisputably make Abloh proud.
Fashion icon Naomi Campbell embodied elegance in a signature Louis Vuitton monogram mini dress, jacket, boots, and bag. Adding a touch of flair, she showcased blue highlights in her hair, perfectly completing her stunning look. (Got some blue going on.. a little pop in [her] hair - IYKYK)
Kim Kardashian embraced the latest collection, wearing a ‘damoflage’ co-ord from, you guessed it, Louis Vuitton. She effortlessly paired it with a luxurious fur coat and showcased jet-black wavy hair.
Jared Leto embraced an avant-garde look, wearing a long white trench coat with a purple and green fabric tied around his waist. Coordinating gloves, pants, and sneakers completed his distinctive outfit. Notably, Leto flaunted a new ombre blue hairstyle, adding an element of surprise à la Campbell.
K-pop star Jackson Wang opted for a sleek black thin sweater, complemented by a gold necklace and stylish black boots, effortlessly exuding his unique charm.
Rockstar Lenny Kravitz made a bold fashion statement, rocking a leather jacket without a shirt, along with leather pants and black boots - capturing the essence of his rock 'n' roll persona.
Zendaya made a striking fashion statement at the event, captivating the crowd with her choice of attire. She adorned an intricately designed, plunging top that perfectly complemented her matching tailored pants, exuding an aura of elegance and confidence. To complete her stunning ensemble, Zendaya opted for long, loose waves in her hair, adding a touch of effortless glamour. Notably, she was accompanied by her stylist extraordinaire, Law Roach, who played a pivotal role in curating her impeccable look. Together, they effortlessly showcased Zendaya's innate ability to blend sophistication with a distinctive personal style.
Tyler, the Creator made a bold fashion statement, effortlessly showcasing his unique sense of style. Keeping the rest of his outfit classic, he donned a crisp white t-shirt and khaki pants, allowing his accessories to steal the spotlight. His standout piece was a vibrant red cap that perfectly matched his Louis Vuitton bag, creating a cohesive and eye-catching ensemble. With this attention to detail, Tyler demonstrated his ability to seamlessly merge high-end fashion with his own personal flair, solidifying his status as a trendsetter in the industry.
Sibling duo Willow and Jaden Smith brought a blend of chic and street style to the event. Willow donned a black blazer with a matching bralette, while Jaden sported a monogrammed denim blue Louis Vuitton jacket. Both completed their looks with trendy shades.
Pharrell Williams, the new creative director himself, showcased his fashion-forward style. He donned his self-proclaimed 'damoflage' suit, along with crystal pixelated sunglasses and a stylish baseball cap, leaving a lasting impression on the attendees.
The Louis Vuitton menswear show in Paris was undoubtedly a remarkable display of fashion and creativity, with celebrities and fashion lovers alike coming together to celebrate the brand's new chapter under Pharrell.
Edited by Emily Duff