Presentation of Louis Vuitton SS22 Miami Statue Virgil Abloh Unveiling – .

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Shortly after the official announcement that Virgil Abloh had lost his private two-year battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare aggressive form of cancer, Louis Vuitton announced that the posthumous presentation of its Spring / Summer 2022 collection in Miami “will pay homage to the life and legacy of a creative genius.”

In front of a crowded crowd of celebrities and fashion figures, the luxury fashion house unveiled a report from the late artistic director. Virgil Abloh’s large-scale multicolored depiction showed the late icon looking skyward while holding a canvas marked with the LV monogram, representing his artistic vision. Additionally, to close the show, a series of drones were used to create the shape of a paper airplane, “VA” in homage to Virgil’s home state of Virginia, and the touching message “Virgil was here ”.

See Louis Vuitton’s Virgil Abloh statue above and scenes from the SS22 presentation, plus an official statement from Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton CEO below.

“It is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Virgil Abloh. Virgil was not only a friend, a great collaborator, a creative genius, a visionary and a disruptor, but also one of the best cultural communicators of our time. He paved the way for future generations. As a dedicated supporter of his community through his charities and passions, he was an eternal optimist who believed anything was possible. In this same spirit, at Louis Vuitton, we will proudly continue to celebrate his legacy with one last show in Miami, according to his wishes. I am honored to have called him my friend. My deepest thoughts go out to his wife, his children, his parents, his family and the entire community that has been touched by his greatness.

Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton

In case you missed it, Nike recently released a statement honoring the memory of Virgil Abloh.



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