Playboi Carti, Kid Cudi and More Model Virgil Abloh’s Debut Louis Vuitton Collection
Virgil Abloh unveiled his highly anticipated first collection as Louis Vuitton's men's artistic director during Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday (June 20). To help coronate his rise from streetwear savant to couture wonderboy, the Off-White founder tapped a handful of musicians to walk in the show, including Playboi Carti and Kid Cudi.
The Spring-Summer collection debuted on a multi-colored outdoor runway at the Jardin du Palais Royal. In Louis Vuitton's stream of the show, Cudder appears on-screen around the 3:45 mark, sporting aggressively baggy taupe pleated slacks and a matching pea coat, layered over a drawcord-less hoodie. While he makes his walk, the house band interpolates Kanye West's "I Thought About Killing You" and the Cudi-West collaboration, "Feel the Love."
Carti appears in a later section of the show devoted to less monotone looks with less orthodox fabrics. He makes his way to the front of the runway around the 9:10 mark, rocking gray brick-pattern pants, an interstellar-ready metallic poncho and an equally shiny duffel adorned with chains. The Internet's Steve Lacy and Blood Orange's Dev Hynes also walked.
Adding even more buzz to the space, Yeezy and his clan—in this case, Kim Kardashian, Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner—were on hand to watch. Near the end of the show, Abloh walks the runway and spots West, whose creative agency Donda he formerly served as creative director, and the two ex-collaborators embrace in an emotional reunion.
You can watch the entire runway show for Louis Vuitton's Men's 2019 Spring-Summer Collection, directed by Virgil Abloh, below.
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