Louis Vuitton "Virgil" TRIBUTE

Louis Vuitton has payed their respects to Virgil Abloh in light of his recent passing at Art Basel 2021

The staging of Louis Vuitton ’s spring 2022 men’s collection Tuesday on a barge off the Miami coastline was never going to be a muted affair. With over 1,000 RSVPs, a sunset call time and an Instagram-worthy skyline backdrop, it was envisioned as a marquee event of Art Basel, the art fair and dayslong party taking place in Florida this week.

But when Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s men’s artistic director since 2018, died Sunday following a private battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, the show was injected with a profound poignancy. As the 41-year-old Mr. Abloh’s penultimate show for the French luxury house, it became a communal celebration of a designer whose creative output encompassed everything from coveted logo hoodies under his own Off-White label to IKEA rugs to rap album covers.

R.I.P VIRGIL ABLOH - Musion Media

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