The other day, our resident curator was filling up her tank when the most out-of-this-world car pulled up beside her: a tribute to Virgil Abloh. Virgil Abloh, as many of you know, was a fashion prodigy.
When he launched his first collection for Louis Vuitton in June 2018, fashion changed forever. And his own brand, "Off-White," continues to define a new luxury.
So, in honor of this unexpected pit stop, we present the Book of the Week: Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh. (Also, we recommend taking a look at our Virgil Abloh collection here.)
Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh has a cover worthy of its author. Made in Italy, the Classics collection editions are available in two different silk hardcovers. One cover features cartoon artwork from Virgil’s spring-summer 2021 show by:
Let's take a look inside, shall we?
Not to be deterred by a global pandemic, Abloh took over the city of Paris in the summer of 2020 for a socially-distanced runway performance.
Here, we see Abloh at work:
He was outspoken about bringing opportunity to a new generation of designers.
Some pages give the impression of actually peeking into Abloh's mind's eye:
Others celebrate key moments in Abloh's career:
The reader is left with an awe-inspiring view of a fashion great.
Any fashion-forward friend would cherish this classic as a gift.
Not to mention how fabulous it looks on a coffee table: