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Louis Vuitton Dedicates SS22 Presentation to Virgil Abloh

Louis Vuitton Dedicates SS22 Presentation to Virgil Abloh


Louis Vuitton has announced that it’s upcoming Spring/Summer 2022 menswear presentation in Miami will be dedicated to “the life and legacy” of Virgil Abloh, who passed away yesterday aged just 41. Announcing the news with a short video titled “Virgil Was Here,” Louis Vuitton described the late designer and creative director as a “creative genius.”
 
The video was accompanied by a status from Michael Burke, the Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton. In the statement, Burke said:

 

“It is with profound sorrow that I learned of the passing of Virgil Abloh. Virgil was not only a friend, great collaborator, creative genius, visionary and disruptor, but also one of the best cultural communicators of our times. He paved the way for future generations. As a devoted supporter of his community through his charities and passions, he was an eternal optimist who believed anything was possible.

In this same spirit, we at Louis Vuitton will proudly continue to celebrate his legacy with a final show in Miami, per his wishes. I am honored to have called him my friend. My deepest thoughts are with his wife, children, parents, family and the entire community that was touched by his greatness.”

Abloh’s unexpected death has led to tributes from across the world, including from his long-time friend and collaborator Kanye West, who dedicated the most recent Sunday Service to him.
The show is due to take place at the Miami Marine Stadium on November 30, and will begin at 5.30PM ET.