The artist Takashi Murakami wrote about Abloh, who was recently tapped to lead men’s for Louis Vuitton.
“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,” Murakami wrote.
Comedian and “SNL” star Leslie Jones wrote the entry on Siriano, where she got a dig in at other designers for not offering to dress her for her “Ghostbusters” premiere, and thanked Siriano for inviting her to her first fashion show.
“When I couldn’t get a dress for the ‘Ghostbusters’ premiere, Christian Siriano graciously 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, which goes online on Thursday, will be celebrated with a star-studded gala next week — but it may be in for a change, since Meredith, which bought Time Inc. earlier this year, is looking to sell off Time magazine. Whoever buys the magazine will also get the rights to the Time 100 franchise and, depending on the buyer, its future is anyone’s guess.