Yeezy brand founder, Kanye West, may become the replacement for Virgil Abloh as creative director of Louis Vuitton following the designer’s passing according to a report.
“Kanye is devastated about Virgil’s death because they had been friends for years and worked together a lot,” allegedly said a source. “They shared a similar vision and now Kanye feels he owes it to Virgil to continue his work at Louis Vuitton.”
The two friends worked closely together as they both explored the fashion world fifteen years ago. Virgil designed some of Kanye’s most iconic album covers and while it has not been confirmed by LVMH or Ye that he is being considered for the role, it would make sense that he would be interested as a way to cherish Virgil’s legacy at Louis Vuitton.
Abloh was the founder of Off-White, creative director of Louis Vuitton, and creative director of Donda.