Rihanna Wore Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton Before It Even Hit The Runway
She stunned in all white at the designer’s first menswear show in Paris.
For his first show as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton Menswear, Virgil Abloh churned out a star-studded front row today in Paris. Amongst the A-listers in attendance (from Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to Bella Hadid and A$AP Rocky), was none other than Rihanna, who was the first to step out in the designer’s new pieces for the fashion house.
Arriving at the Grand Palais, Bad Gal Riri stunned in an Abloh-designed white monochromatic look featuring a utility-inspired wide-leg jumpsuit, pointy toe pumps, and angular sunglasses. Accessory-wise, Riri carried Vuitton’s newly-launched see-through Keepall duffle bag along with white monogrammed Vuitton bags including the Danube worn as a belt bag and the Petite Boite Chapeau.
On Instagram, she shared a closer look at her all-white ensemble and new LV bags. In her transparent Vuitton duffel bag was an invitation to the Men’s Spring 2019 show along with a neon graphic t-shirt that was handed out to guests as the show.
Abloh shared a photo of the Vuitton merch being given out at the show on Instagram, along with the sweet backstory behind it. “Like some kids today i started the surreal mission without “fashion school” but a blank t-shirt, a screen printed idea for it and a dream. as a nod to that on every seat is a graphic t-shirt I made the early days @louisvuitton once i learned how to use the photocopier in the office,” he wrote.
Abloh’s debut collection for Louis Vuitton Men’s is a significant one as it marks the first time an African-American designer has taken the reins at the French fashion house. To celebrate that moment, Kanye West was also in attendance at the show—which resulted in another powerful and emotional moment:
From Rihanna to Kanye and Bella, Virgil already unsurprisingly seems to have an A-list support system in his new role at Louis Vuitton.