Virgil Abloh presents first collection as Men’s Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton
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On a rainbow runway in the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris, Virgil Abloh, the new Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton, presented his first collection for the Paris Maison on June 21st.
For Virgil Abloh’s first runway show for Louis Vuitton, the gardens of the Palais Royal were decked out in sumptuous colors. The Maison’s new Artistic Director for men’s collections unveiled his Spring-Summer 2019 looks to enthusiastic guests, including celebrities such as Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, ASAP Rocky, Rihanna and his predecessor Kim Jones, now Artistic Director of Dior Homme. Numerous Louis Vuitton employees were among those attending the show, as well as specially invited fashion and design students. Celebrating diversity, Virgil Abloh chose a rainbow-hued catwalk for his collection. Transparent shirts were joined by XXL coats and Louis Vuitton classics, such as the iconic Keepall bag, reimagined and twisted. With a resolutely luxe and streetwear first collection, the new Louis Vuitton Men’s Artistic Director made a splash in a hugely successful debut.