Virgil Abloh was announced as Kim Jones’ successor as creative director for menswear at Louis Vuitton on Monday. While those closest to him were unanimous in their praise for Virgil Abloh and his achievements thus far, style and streetwear fans on Reddit were slightly more wary in the French house’s choice.
Abloh first made waves through his involvement with Been Trill and PYREX before his current label, OFF–WHITE, turned him into one of the most in-demand designers and collaborators in fashion.
Abloh has always been adamant that he would one day lead an iconic fashion house and, now that time has finally come.
Below is a selection of the best reactions online. Scroll through and let us know your own thoughts in the comments.
There are those that are convinced Virgil Abloh has finessed us all
And others that still aren’t convinced by Abloh’s resume
Some called out the haters
And there were those that took a more reserved stance to the news
Which side of the fence are you on? Will Virgil Abloh lead Louis Vuitton to new heights? Let us know in the comments.
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