In SummaryLouis Vuitton will be honoring the late Virgil Abloh by debuting his last clothing collection in Miami.
Late artistic director for the menswear line, Virgil Abloh, will be honored by Louis Vuitton with his final clothing collection “per his wishes.” The designer had been privately battling cancer since 2019 and passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, according to Us Weekly.
The French fashion house will honor Abloh in Miami on Tuesday, Nov. 30, by showcasing his Spring-Summer 2022 collection, Us Weekly reports. Michael Burke, the brand’s CEO and chairman, issued a statement on Instagram.
“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,” Burke said. “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.”
Several celebrities, models and fashion designers shared their reactions to the news, including Victoria Beckham. “A true inspiration in so many ways. Rest in peace @virgilabloh. Sending love and light to your beautiful family. We will all miss you so very much,” she captioned on Instagram with a photo of the designer.
Abloh, the CEO and founder of Off-White, will be remembered as one of Louis Vuitton’s greatest. The designer was once an intern at Fendi where he worked with Kanye West in 2009.