On Thursday, Time magazine released its list of 100 most influential people.
And this year, both Virgil Abloh and Christian Siriano represented the fashion world.
On March 26, Louis Vuitton officially named Virgil Abloh as their new men’s artistic director – making history by becoming the brands first African-American menswear designer.
The artist Takashi Murakami wrote about Abloh, saying:
“Kids’ fervor for the stripe patterns and arrow marks he created for his fashion label, Off-White, is not a passing trend; rather, it shows how Virgil’s young followers, with their unclouded eyes, have been seeing right into the core of his creativity all along. With his appointment as artistic director for Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear, his full merit will be understood even more widely around the globe.”
And Leslie Jones, a comedian and “SNL” wrote the entry on Siriano, saying:
“When I couldn’t get a dress for the ‘Ghostbusters’ premiere, Christian Sirianograciously stepped up and made me a dress like I’d known him for 10 years. He made me feel beautiful. I couldn’t believe no designers were reaching out to me to make a dress for one of the biggest premieres,” Jones wrote. “Oh, and he invited me to my first fashion show, where I got to yell like I was at a Yankees game — thanks, Christian!”
The annual list will be posted online Thursday and will be followed by a gala next week. But there might be some slight changes as Meredith, who bought Time Inc. earlier this year, is looking to sell off Time magazine.
With that, whoever purchases the publication will also receive rights to the Time 100 franchise, and depending on the buyer, who knows what the future will hold for the magazine.