Louis Vuitton is reportedly poised to name Kanye West as creative director, replacing Virgil Abloh following his tragic and untimely death.
The Sun reports that Ye and Abloh “masterminded” a plot to get Kanye the Louis V position even before Abloh’s health took a more serious turn. “Kanye is devastated about Virgil’s death because they had been friends for years and worked together a lot,” a source close to the situation told The Sun on Wednesday. “They shared a similar vision and now Kanye feels he owes it to Virgil to continue his work at Louis Vuitton.”
It’s no surprise that Ye wanted a similar position at a legacy fashion house such as Louis Vuitton, even before launching Yeezy, however, the circumstances surrounding his reported opportunity couldn’t have come at a steeper price.