On November 28, the fashion and music industry was stunned, to find out that iconic fashion designer, Virgil Abloh, had passed away, at the age of 41. This was due to a 2-year battle, with a rare form of cancer.
Abloh had been battling this disease privately, all while continuing to excel in his career. At the time, he had been an artistic director at Louis Vuitton, since 2018. He was also the CEO of Off-White, a fashion brand that he had been running, since 2012.
Three-story tall Virgil Abloh statue at the Louis Vuitton tribute show in Miami pic.twitter.com/9xiqbLUtei
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Kanye West And Kim Kardashian Attend Abloh’s Final Louis Vuitton Show
According to Entertainment Tonight, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who were both close to Abloh, attended a Louis Vuitton fashion show, in Miami, which was the final one, organized by Abloh. There, Abloh’s Spring-Summer 2022 Collection, was on display.
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West and Kardashian also brought their eldest child, North, to the show. The three have since been seen in a viral photo from the fashion show, where they all sported all-black outfits, and black sunglasses.
Other notable names in the music industry, attended this show in Miami tonight, in respect of Abloh. These included 21 Savage, Gunna, Metro Boomin, and Lil Baby.
Quavo, Kid Cudi, And Others Walked In The Fashion Show
In addition to the music and fashion industry, and fans, getting a look at this 2022 Louis Vuitton collection, the fashion show overall, was definitely a star-studded event. Other rappers actually went on to walk in this event, such as Kid Cudi, and Migos rappers, Quavo and Offset.
Louis Vuitton CEO Speaks On Abloh’s Passing
On the date of Abloh’s death, Louis Vuitton’s CEO, Michael Burke, expressed how much the loss of Abloh has impacted the brand. He also revealed that this fashion show would go on as planned, to honor Abloh’s memory.
“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.”
Kanye And Kim’s Divorce Is Still Ongoing
Currently, Kanye and Kim are also still dealing with their divorce, which was originally announced in early January, and filed in mid-February. Since then, the two have been dating other people, as Kanye has been seen with models Irina Shayk, and 22-year-old Vinetria.
Kim has since been dating “Saturday Night Live” star, Pete Davidson. The two have been spotted on multiple date nights together, including holding hands in Palm Springs, earlier this month.