Virgil Abloh’s long-anticipated first show at the helm of Louis Vuitton menswear has just wrapped up in Paris — and things got emotional.
Taking in proceedings from a front-row seat was Kanye West, who was joined by wife Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Travis Scott. The track “I Thought About Killing You” from West’s new album, ye, got an airing and performing band BADBADNOTGOOD also ran through a jazzy instrumental cover of “Ghost Town” from the same album.
At the end of the show, Abloh took to the runway and shared a hug with West, with both men moved to tears.
TFW the fashion gets too emotional. 💛 @virgilabloh & Kanye crying & hugging one out at @louisvuitton's #pfw show.
Peep some Twitter reactions to the emotional moment below.
what a moment. Virgil and Kanye crying together. pic.twitter.com/CIXVwCowmZ
— 🇩🇴 (@jonastheprince) June 21, 2018
FRONT ROW. #LVMenSS19 pic.twitter.com/K4A0JfcivU
— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) June 21, 2018
Kanye West and Virgil Abloh both in tears at the Louis Vuitton show 😥
Getting Out Our Dreams pic.twitter.com/4h8ULUMxRs
— Cello (@MrCarb1) June 21, 2018
Real friends @kanyewest @virgilabloh #LVMenSS1 pic.twitter.com/1DM6JRTT4j
— R ▲ b (@roblm_) June 21, 2018
West broke his silence on Abloh’s Louis Vuitton gig in an interview with Axel Vervoordt which published in Hollywood Reporter in April, telling the legendary architect how he had been dealing with a “very heavy concept.” When pressed if something bad had happened, West replied, “It’s not bad or good, it’s my creative collaborator being the head of Louis Vuitton.” This led to talk of friction between the pair, but clearly, such speculation is unfounded.
The open-air show took place in the garden of the Palais-Royal. Kid Cudi, Theophilus London, and A$AP Nast all walked the runway.
KID CUDI WALKING THE RUNWAY #LVMenSS19 pic.twitter.com/s7N59medUj
— KimKanyeKimYe (@KimKanyeKimYeFC) June 21, 2018
Look out for our full roundup of the show arriving imminently.
Here’s everything you need to know about the show.