Givenchy: A close friend of Lady Gaga and Kanye West arrives at the house

In addition to his job at Givenchy, Matthew Williams will continue to create 1017 Alyx 9SM (or more often Alyx) for his own brand, whose first collection was created in 2015.

Matthew Williams was born in Chicago, the same city as his friend Virgil Abloh, founder of Off-White™ and artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s collections. Before the launch, the two men had teamed up to found Been Trill, the name of their DJ duo and a clothing brand. Matthew and Virgil were among Kanye West’s collaborators, whom they helped with his stage and fashion projects, most recently the first collections of the Yeezy brand.

Matthew Williams also rubbed shoulders with Lady Gaga. From 2008 to 2010 he was artistic director of the creative collective Haus Of Gaga.