Paris, France – Kanye West felt all the feels during Thursday’s (June 21) debut of Virgil Abloh’s Spring/Summer 2019 Louis Vuitton collection in Paris.
As Abloh walked the runway at the conclusion of the show, he and West embraced each other in an emotional hug. Both men, who previously interned at Fendi together, were in tears as Abloh was met with a standing ovation from those in attendance.
Virgil runs into Ye’s arms at the close of his 1st show for #LouisVuitton
— Shelby Ivey Christie (@bronze_bombSHEL) June 21, 2018
In addition to West, the Louis Vuitton show welcomed a who’s who of celebrities, including Kim Kardashian-West, Travis Scott and Rihanna.
In March of this year, Abloh was named the new artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton, making him the first African-American to hold the title.
Abloh previously served as creative director for West and has also worked with Nike, Jimmy Choo and Moncler.
Check out more photos and video from the event below.
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