Virgil Abloh is one of four people chosen for the cover of The Business of Fashion's annual #BoF500 print edition. The OFF-WHITE founder's cover bills Abloh as "The Disruptor."
The other three covers feature Kering chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault ("The Pioneer"), actor and model Yara Shahidi ("The Future"), and Bangladeshi labor activist Kalpona Akter ("The Activist") .
The sixth annual BoF 500 list of fashion's 500 biggest movers and shakers celebrates those shaping the industry globally, not only by shaping the world of style, but by taking on far-ranging issues such as sustainability, diversity, and creating more ethical supply chains.
In a letter announcing the covers, The Business of Fashion editor Imran Amed notes that though Abloh has attracted naysayers, his debut collection as men's artistic director of Louis Vuitton in June dispelled any doubts.
The publication will launch the #BoF500 edition with a gala in New York on September 9.
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