Virgil Abloh has been confirmed as the next artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton. Since the news broke, the reactions from Abloh’s peers were overwhelmingly positive.

Kim Kardashian West, Ronnie Fieg, and Jerry Lorenzo were among those that were quick to offer their congratulations to the designer, whose 2018 looks like it’s shaping up to be even bigger than his 2017.

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Abloh famously won shoe of the year for his OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Jordan 1 and has dominated headlines in the sneaker world over the past 12 months.

Whether he finds as much success at Louis Vuitton remains to be seen. However, judging by the reactions below, many seem to think that exciting times lie in store for the famed French house.

Scroll through some of the congratulatory messages and then let us know your thoughts on the appointment in the comments.

Kim Kardashian West showing her support

Ibn Jasper and Don C were happy for their friend

Venus X was a fan of the appointment too

@virgilabloh @louisvuitton ? ready for this

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While Jerry Lorenzo and Ronnie Fieg were just as excited


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Luka Sabbat and Hailey Baldwin both took to their Instagram story to offer congratulations

And finally, the one and only Kim Jones also had some kind words for Abloh

Congratulations to to my friend Virgil !!! Love and respect

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What do you think of Abloh’s appointment? What kind of collections can we look forward to at Louis Vuitton now? Let us know in the comments.

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