(Lead image via Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Aside from the array of pieces from colorful suits, and monogrammed accessories to footwear (including a Louis Vuitton Clog), SS23 paid homage to Virgil while carrying his legacy & artistic spirit.
The Louis Vuitton Men’s SS23 show featured renowned historically Black college & university (HBCU) Florida A&M Univerity (FAMU) and its renowned Marching “100” Band.
The FAMU Marching “100” Band closed out the shoe in the Louvre, perfectly ending the showcase while epitomizing Virgil Abloh’s dedication to Black excellence and art.
Louis Vuitton SS23 Men’s show marked FAMU’s second performance in Paris, France, as the band performed at the Bastille Day Parade in 1989 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. Current Director of Brands, Shelby Chipman, Ph.D., performed as a member of the band that year.
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