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After sharing photos of Louis Vuitton’s NYC and Harajuku art installations, Virgil Abloh just took to social media announcing his partnership with Laurie Lynn, Richard and Jesse Jo Stark of Chrome Hearts on a conceptual space in New York to showcase his first Louis Vuitton collection.
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super non-liner logic. this bench Richard Stark of @chromeheartsofficial and i made together took 5 years of to make. the t-shirts and hoodies were just to past the time. ebony wood from africa. handmade in hollywood, los angeles in a family owned factory. on view now in the west village. my first @louisvuitton is there in their “apartment” now too. only an edition 8 will be made. article on @archdigest soon if not now.
Located at the Chrome Hearts NYC flagship in the West village, the space exudes a “warehouse-esque” presentation that displays Virgil Abloh’s LV’s SS19 collection, in addition to exclusive OFF-WHITE x Chrome Hearts pieces.
Additionally, the focal point of the installation is the featured ebony bench that took Abloh and Richard Stark five years to make. “The uniqueness of the piece – at first glance, fragile and ‘snapped in half’ while ultimately being built out of the strongest ebony wood – was brought to life by hand at the Chrome Hearts factory in Los Angeles,” said Chrome Hearts in a statement.
If you’re near the area, the temporary residence is currently on view starting today, until January 17. Peep the official address below.
Chrome Hearts NYC
755 Washington St.
New York, NY 10014
Also, you can now buy advance tickets for Virgil Abloh’s “Figures of Speech” exhibition.