Louis Vuitton. Founded circa 1854 in Paris by Louis Vuitton, the company is recognized as one of the biggest designer brands on the globe, one of the most expensive clothing brands in the world, and has a huge following and reputation as one of the most recognizable name sakes in the fashion industry. They worked with the biggest names in the business (Rihanna and LeBron James are a couple of the most recent), have put on a number of iconic fashion shows, and have employed the services of many elite creative directors since first adding that position to the company in 1997 with Marc Jacobs. Since we're on the topic of creative directors, we thought it would be cool to do a deep dive into the timeline of the creative directors at Louis Vuitton as a bit of a fashion history lesson.
Currently, Pharrell Williams leads the creative direction (a hiring that was announced in June 2023) of the brand, and while as of this writing it hasn't even been a full year since he began his first day of work, it's clear already that Williams is creating a movement and leading Louis V in a direction previously unseen. To get to the present, however, we've got to back it up a bit to the late 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and early 2020s. Let's take a look back at everyone who has ever led the way at Louis Vuitton.