Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh, the first book published about the visionary designer since his death on November 28, 2021, reveals evidence of a relationship that changed the course of fashion history. The appointment of Virgil Abloh as Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton Men’s Collections (the Maison’s first African-American director to assume this role) marked the beginning of the new era of luxury, a movement defined by inclusivity and diversity.
Written by Abloh’s close collaborator Anders Christian Madsen, the book offers an intimate portrait of a man born to break boundaries, both on and off the podium. Eight Louis Vuitton menswear collections and shows hosted by Virgil (plus the designer’s complete catalog of sneakers) Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh takes readers to ’90s hip-hop style and the mind-blowing 1969 drum solo, in a rainbow of rich cultural reference points and narratives. plunges into a world.
Featuring more than 320 stunningly iconic images and personal reflections from Virgil’s inner circle, including Nigo, Naomi Campbell, Luka Sabbat, Kendall Jenner and Kid Cudi, the book is a redefinition of not only dress codes but also vocabulary, it also reflects the history and exploration of the partnership.
Interspersed with quotes from Virgil Abloh himself or “Abloh-isms,” the title is accompanied by in-depth subheadings that allow the reader to contextualize every stage of the designer’s story at Louis Vuitton, both personal and professional. The book highlights all the key events Abloh accomplished for the Maison during his tenure at Louis Vuitton.