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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is delighted to welcome Virgil Abloh as its
new Men's Artistic Director, with immediate effect. His first show for Louis Vuitton will take place in June during Men's Fashion Week in Paris.

"Having followed with great interest Virgil's ascent since he worked with me at Fendi in 2006, I am
thrilled to see how his innate creativity and disruptive approach have made him so relevant, not just
in the world of fashion but in popular culture today. His sensibility towards luxury and savoir-faire will
be instrumental in taking Louis Vuitton�s menswear into the future" said Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton�s
Chairman & CEO.

"It is an honor for me to accept the position of Men�s Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton. I find the
heritage and creative integrity of the House are key inspirations and will look to reference them both
while drawing parallels to modern times." stated Virgil Abloh. 

Virgil Abloh Biography
Born in Rockford, Illinois in 1980, Virgil Abloh is an artist, architect, engineer, creative director, and
designer. After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison, he
completed a Master �s Degree in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in a curriculum
founded by Mies van der Rohe. It was here that he learned not only about modernist design principles
but also about the concept of multi-disciplinary working.

Virgil Abloh�s brand Off-White c/o Virgil AblohTM was started in 2012 as an artwork titled "PYREX
VISION." In 2013, the brand premiered a seasonal men's and women's fashion label showing runway collections during Paris Fashion Week since 2015.

Abloh has also presented his work at major design institutions around the globe by the likes of
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the Rhode Island School of Design.
In 2019 he will have a major exhibition of past and current work at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, Illinois.

In 2015, Virgil Abloh for Off-White c/o Virgil AblohTM is among the finalists of the LVMH Prize.
He has been awarded various prizes, most recently winning the British Fashion Awards Urban Luxe
award and International Designer of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2017.

About Louis Vuitton
Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style,
always aiming for the finest quality. Today, the House remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis
Vuitton, who invented a genuine �Art of Travel� through luggage, bags and accessories which were
as creative as they were elegant and practical. Since then, audacity has shaped the story of Louis
Vuitton. Faithful to its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers
across the years, all the while developing disciplines such as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories,
watches, jewellery, fragrance and stationery. These carefully created products are testament to Louis
Vuitton�s commitment to fine craftsmanship.
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