& didn’t even know it..
At this point, it’s no secret that the biggest fashion designer to successfully incorporate street style into high end wear, Virgil Abloh’s next Off-White x Air Jordan 1 is the “UNC” blue variety which also have been making it’s way around the internet. Yet the collaboration was not confirmed by Ab himself till the evening of the Met Gala. Along with that surprise, unknowingly and unappreciated at the Gala, Ab also named the Louis Vuitton Artistic Director of Men’s Collections, previewed an ‘off white’ piece from the upcoming Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2019 Men’s Collection.
Louis Vuitton Artistic Director of Men’s Collections @VirgilAbloh wearing a preview from the upcoming Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2019 Men’s Collection to the 2018 Met Gala in New York City. #MetGala pic.twitter.com/J4Niuc3fGj
— Louis Vuitton (@LouisVuitton) May 9, 2018
The global brand, Louis V made the announcement via Twitter using the Getty Image phone to announce solidify Abloh’s position within their empire. Ab sported a loose-fitting suit with a white champagne tone suit matching tops and bottoms with his Air Jordan 1 collaboration with NIKE.