Designer & Co-founder, Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear
Music lovers know Williams as the face of hip-hop group N.E.R.D., but he's also winning over fans of fashion and design. He just got Bloomingdale's to sell his brand new men's wear label, Bee Line. He's partnered with Jay-Z to ramp up Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear, a streetwear label and a sports shoe line, respectively, that he created in 2005 with the designer of the renowned urban label BAPE. And like any self-respecting brand builder, Williams has a book out at the end of October, Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been. Yes, Esquire's 2005 "Best Dressed Man" is still fly.
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