Kanye West soon artistic director of Louis Vuitton? He could replace his friend Virgil Abloh, who died at 41
Kanye West's passion for the fashion world is not new. The rapper could even get one of the most coveted positions in this lucrative industry, reports The Sun. In any case, he is among the most prominent candidates to become artistic director of Louis Vuitton.
The position has been vacant since the death of Virgil Abloh in November. The designer, who began as an artistic consultant to Kanye West, had become the first African-American to lead Louis Vuitton. He died of a rare heart cancer: cardiac angiosarcoma.
Virgil Abloh and Kanye West, longtime friends, would have prepared together the resumption of the activities of one by the other at Louis Vuitton, reveals the British tabloid. Kanye and Vigil shared the same vision and now Kanye feels he owes it to Virgil to continue his work, says a source.