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Louis Vuitton paid tribute to Virgil Abloh last night (Nov. 30) by hosting the Off-White creator’s final runway show, “Virgil Was Here,” in Miami. The show featured Abloh’s Spring/Summer 2022 Louis Vuitton menswear collection, which was modeled by the likes of Offset, Quavo, Kid Cudi and more at the Miami Marine Stadium.

Several other celebrities also attended the event to pay tribute to Abloh, including Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Pharrell, Bell Hadid, 21 Savage, Gunna, Lil Baby, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky. Abloh served as creative director for Ye’s Donda Creative Agency and worked closely with the Chicago native on artwork for his albums My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Yeezus. After news of Abloh’s shocking passing broke on Sunday (Nov. 28), Ye cleared his Instagram feed and dedicated his Sunday Service Choir performance to his late friend.

According to The Source, “Virgil Was Here” ended with fireworks and a voiceover quote from the late designer. “There’s no limit,” Abloh said. “Life is so short that you can’t waste even a day, subscribing to what someone thinks you can do versus knowing what you can do.”

Louis Vuitton Chairman and CEO Michael Burke announced the show earlier this week, saying it was Abloh’s “wishes” for his collection to be presented.

“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 in a statement. “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,” he continued. “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.”

As reported by REVOLT, Abloh sadly passed away on Sunday following a private battle with cardiac angiosarcoma cancer. Watch his tribute show in its entirety and see pictures from the event on social media below.

 

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