Died two days ago, Louis Vuitton found a way to have Virgil Abloh in the show
Immediately after the death of Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton decided to dedicate the next fashion show to him, the creator of who knows how many collections.
So in the Miami catwalk was also Virgil Abloh, in some ways. It was through the statue that he rose to his feet in record time. It was through the drones that formed his initials in the sky or the touching message written in the sky, "Virgil was here."
Virgil lost the two-year battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare, aggressive form of cancer.
"I learned with deep pain about the death of Virgil Abloh. Virgil was not only a friend, a great collaborator, a creative, visionary genius, but also one of the best cultural communicators of our time. He paved the way for future generations. As a devoted supporter of his community through his charity and passions, he was a lifelong optimist who believed that anything was possible. In the same vein, we at Louis Vuitton will proudly continue to celebrate his legacy with a recent show in Miami, to his liking. I am honored to have called him my friend. I am with his wife, children, parents, family and the whole community who was touched by his greatness ", said Michael Burke, chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton.