The show became a "creative cornucopia" of Virgil's greatest hits and new ideas.
Fashion house Louis Vuitton held the last runway presentation of Virgil Abloh, who passed away on November 28, 2021. The Spring-Summer 2022 show took place in a secluded location in the Port of Miami.
The show was planned long before the global community was shocked by the tragic news of the death of the creative director of the LV menswear line and one of the most prominent designers of our time.
The company decided not to cancel the show, but to turn it into a tribute to the memory of Abloh, who changed world fashion for several years. The show was called "Virgil Was Here" - the corresponding luminous inscription appeared in the sky over Miami after its completion.
Experts noted that the show has become a kind of "creative cornucopia" of Virgil's greatest hits and new ideas. Many elements from past collections under the direction of the designer have been rethought in completely new images.
Glittering suits, puffy tulle skirts, frilly jackets and amorphous coats were presented in slightly distorted proportions to reflect Virgil's dynamic vision of the ready-to-wear.
The event was attended by Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and other celebrities from among Abloh's close friends. After the final procession, members of the Louis Vuitton design team gathered to bid Virgil a tearful farewell to music and festive fireworks.
“When Virgil reached the pinnacle of his power, he got to the point where he wasn't just making things and selling them. He rewrote the Newtonian laws of the cultural industry,” commented Highsnobiety Editor-in-Chief Tom Bettridge.