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From Rockford, Illinois to Paris, discovering the first ever book : Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh

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Asline and Louis Vuitton have published the first book on Virgil Abloh. The visionary African-American designer passed away last November 28, 2021 after a battle with cancer. This wonderful book opens with the words of Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton. “There are so many things about Virgil Abloh that set him apart from other fashion designers.”

Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh A testament to a relationship that changed the course of fashion history.Virgil Abloh was appointed Men’s Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton in June 2018. This marked the beginning of a new era of luxury that includes inclusion, diversity and empowerment. Written by his close collaborator Anders Christian Madsen, the book offers an intimate glimpse into the life of a great man who was born to break boundaries not just in fashion, but in art, design, architecture and music. To do. “Virgil was not only a genius designer and visionary, but also a man of beauty, sound and great wisdom.” Bernard Arnault.

He knew he would change fashion history. When he joined Louis Vuitton, with no background or fashion training, he already changed this history: a black creative outsider who became a breakthrough icon. “As a black man living in an upscale French neighborhood, I am fully aware of my responsibility. I believe in leaving my mark with grace.”.

The book is divided into eight chapters, one for each of Louis Vuitton’s eight menswear collections, showing what Virgil has created. Complete Catalog of Designer Sneakers — Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh From The Wizard of Oz, readers delve deep into a rainbow-colored world, filled with rich cultural reference points and stories. From James Baldwin to 90s hip-hop styles to 1969’s shocking drum solos. 320 iconic images and personal quotes from his closest circle, including Naomi Campbell, Luka Sabbat, and Kendall Jenner, as well as quotes of himself, or what some call “Abloh-ism.” 2019 From Louis Vuitton’s first campaign shot by Inez & Vinoodh featuring a 3-year-old girl in a sample-sized Yellow Brick Road sweater from the Spring/Summer collection, to his final post-hume presentation in Miami on the final day. Everyone thinks of a photo of a red hot air balloon and a giant statue of Virgil leading up to the show, and one message floating in the Miami sky at the Spring/Summer 2022 finale: “Virgil was here.”

Two collectible covers of the book are provided. Captured at Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2022 spin-off show in Miami, featuring an image of a young child leaping into a striking red Louis Vuitton hot air balloon and sports cartoon art by cult artist Reggieknow. work is drawn. For Virgil’s Spring/Summer 2021 show.

The book is also available in the Ultimate collection with individual inserts that serve as an overview of all the sneakers Virgil has designed for Louis Vuitton, including this year’s new Air Force 1.

“There are no limits. Life is so short that you can’t waste even a single day subscribing to what someone thinks you can do instead of knowing what you can do.”We should all remember these words of the genius Abloh, who died at the young age of 41.