Pharrell Williams Rocks Cowboy Hat and Vibrant Jacket for Louis Vuitton Show

Pharrell Williams Rocks Cowboy Hat and Vibrant Jacket for Louis Vuitton Show

Pharrell Williams cut a quirky figure as he was spotted ahead of his latest show for Louis Vuitton during Milan Fashion Week on Monday.

The rapper, 51, who was announced as the brand’s creative director for menswear last year, was dressed head to toe in his own designs.

Pharrell sported a cowboy hat and vibrant jacket emblazoned with Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram signature. 

He completed the look with jeans and trainers while shielded his eyes behind a pair of yellow tinted aviator shades. 

Pharrell, who accessorised with gold jewellery, appeared at ease ahead of the runway show as he took a stroll while sipping a takeaway coffee.  

Pharrell Williams Rocks Cowboy Hat and Vibrant Jacket for Louis Vuitton Show

Pharrell Williams, 51, cut a quirky figure as he was spotted ahead of his latest show for Louis Vuitton during Milan Fashion Week on Monday

The rapper, who was announced as the brand's creative director for menswear last year , was dressed head to toe in his own designs

The rapper, who was announced as the brand’s creative director for menswear last year , was dressed head to toe in his own designs

Last year he faced backlash after his colourful version of the iconic Louis Vuitton bag, known as the Millionaire Speedy, was priced at a cool $1 million.

The Grammy-award winning artist first showed off the bag during Paris Fashion Week in June when he was snapped clutching the canary-yellow version. 

The Millionaire Speedy bag – which is made to order – is handmade from crocodile leather and covered in Louis Vuitton’s signature monogram.

The bag featured chunky gold hardware across the handles and shoulder strap, and the million-dollar price tag could come from the actual diamonds covering the pendants, according to GQ.

Following the official release of the bag, fans took to social media, slamming the singer for being ‘out of touch.’ Several others also accused the designer – who was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia – of forgetting his more humble roots.

‘[The designers] be so out of touch with where they come from,’ one user on X, formerly known as Twitter, complained. 

‘[Pharrell Williams] know people in the town where he from in VA can’t afford this bag. If they wanted to support his bag, they can’t.’

‘Pharrell is very far removed from wherever that town in VA is,’ another agreed. 

Last year he faced backlash after his colourful version of the iconic Louis Vuitton bag, known as the Millionaire Speedy, was priced at a cool $1 million (pictured)

Last year he faced backlash after his colourful version of the iconic Louis Vuitton bag, known as the Millionaire Speedy, was priced at a cool $1 million (pictured) 

The Millionaire Speedy bag - which is made to order - is handmade from crocodile leather and covered in Louis Vuitton's signature monogram

The Millionaire Speedy bag – which is made to order – is handmade from crocodile leather and covered in Louis Vuitton’s signature monogram 

‘For what though? Exclusivity? That’s annoying,’ a third person objected. 

‘Even if I was rich. I still wouldn’t buy this a million dollars?! Abegggggggg,’ someone else exclaimed.

Pharrell , who hails from Virginia Beach, was appointed Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Creative Director in February, opening up about the new role in the August 2023 issue of British GQ.

‘It wasn’t an interview or anything,’ Williams told the outlet. 

‘It was like, “Will you accept this position? Will you accept this appointment?” I’m looking at the water and I’m just like, “What?”‘

The accomplished record producer stayed humble about his new role with Louis Vuitton, saying: ‘I never thought it would be me.’ 

‘I am glad to welcome Pharrell back home, after our collaborations in 2004 and 2008 for Louis Vuitton, as our new Men’s Creative Director,’ Pietro Beccari, Louis Vuitton’s Chairman and CEO, said at the time. 

‘His creative vision beyond fashion will undoubtedly lead Louis Vuitton towards a new and very exciting chapter.’

The businessman revealed his plan for the future of Louis Vuitton’s menswear lines, saying: ‘We’re not going to just do things just to make money, or else we’ll just keep making the same belts and s**t.

‘That’s not what I was brought here to do. I was brought here to shake the tree. That’s how you get the sweetest apples.

‘The house has aspirations to grow exponentially, but that growth is not just numbers… Growth and taste, growth and setting the bar, growth and exceeding standards. The money follows that.’

Following the official release of the bag, fans took to social media, slamming the singer for being 'out of touch.' Several others also accused the designer - who was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia - of forgetting his more humble roots (pictured June 2023)

Following the official release of the bag, fans took to social media, slamming the singer for being ‘out of touch.’ Several others also accused the designer – who was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia – of forgetting his more humble roots (pictured June 2023)

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