Kylie Jenner Pays Tribute To Virgil Abloh With Her Met Gala Outfit
Kylie Jenner’s gown for the 2022 Met Gala at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday night paid tribute to the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh. Virgil’s Off-White brand created the ensemble, which included a white bridal gown with the word “Off” hanging across her chest.
Jenner got inspired by Virgil Abloh’s final couture gown created for Off-Fall White’s Winter 2022 Runway Show during Paris Fashion Week in February, according to a press release.
Jenner later revealed photos of the gown on Instagram, confirming that she planned to attend the Gala with Abloh before it got rescheduled for 2020.
Kylie Jenner’s Tribute To Virgil Abloh
“Virgil and i were supposed to go to the Met together before it got postponed in 2020,” she wrote in a series of photos. “To celebrate V tonight and his incredible legacy means the world to me. i’m humbled to wear this dress and honor my talented beautiful friend. we felt you tonight Virgil and love you forever & thank u to the entire @off____white team !!”
After a secret struggle with cancer, Abloh died in November at the age of 41. Abloh served as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton in addition to launching Off-White.
In the wake of Virgil Abloh’s death, Off-White announced that Ibrahim Kamara will take over as the brand’s Art and Image Director. Off-White CEO Andrea Grilli mentioned Kamara’s “strong and personal connection with Virgil” in a statement announcing the brand’s choice.
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