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Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh (Classic Balloon Cover)

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Classic Balloon Cover

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When Virgil Abloh took his first bow for Louis Vuitton in June 2018, fashion changed forever. The newest addition to the Classics Collection, Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh honors the designer’s...

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Anders Christian Madsen is a fashion writer who contributes to international fashion publications and has served as Fashion Critic for British Vogue since 2017. He works as a consultant to leading fashion houses and sits on committees devoted to emerging talent. Raised in Denmark, he graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2009 and began his career as Fashion Features Director at i-D Magazine. Madsen was a close collaborator of Virgil Abloh throughout his time as Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton from 2018- 2021. 

Assouline and Louis Vuitton are releasing the title with two collectible covers within the Assouline Classics Collection. One taken from the Louis Vuitton’s spring-summer 2022 spinoff show in Miami, with an image of a young child bounding towards a striking red Louis Vuitton hot air balloon, emblematic of the significance of youth in Virgil’s work. The other sports cartoon artwork by cultural icon/artist Reggieknow, who illustrated the now cult characters for Virgil’s spring-summer 2021 show (a video starring animated puppets dubbed ‘The Adventures of Zooom with Friends’)— the first time Louis Vuitton ever collaborated with a Black artist on the runway. The book will also be available in an Ultimate Collection; packaged in a collectible box referencing Virgil’s use of shipping crates in the spring-summer 2021 collection. The Ultimate also features a special, separate insert that serves as compendium for every single sneaker Virgil designed for Louis Vuitton, including this year’s new Air Force 1s.

The Classics Collection

Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh (Classic Balloon Cover)

€140

There’s no limit... life is so short that you can’t waste even a day subscribing to what someone thinks you can do versus knowing what you can do

— Virgil Abloh

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Page count

359 pages

Number of illustrations

Over 320

Language

English

Released on

September 2022

Dimensions

W 25 x L 33 x D 4 cm

Cover materials

Silk hardcover

ISBN

882664002510

Weight

2.7 kg

Text by Anders Christian Madsen

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