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Ahead of his Louis Vuitton debut, Virgil Abloh sat down with Women’s Wear Daily to discuss his meteoric rise and his relationship with Kanye West. But one of the most interesting things Abloh addressed in the interview, which you can read here, was this infamous Fashion Week picture taken in 2009:

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The image taken by iconic street style photographer Tommy Ton, showed Virgil Abloh, Kanye West, Fonz Bentley, Taz Arnold, Chris Julien and Don C at Paris Fashion Week wearing some interesting outfits. Virgil dissected his ’fit for the magazine:

“I had red glasses on, yellow shoes, a marble-patterned shirt, and a blue Moncler vest. It was a kind of a laughing stock-type photo because my friend had leopard leggings on and cowboy boots, but that peacocking, that’s us: unabashed, unjaded, confident. Here in the fashion industry a little too early, but obviously we’ve stuck around and now everyone’s super influential. And I knew that when the photo came out. I was like, ‘Finally, we will write ourselves into history.’”

In other news, Virgil Abloh deconstructs the American rebel with OFF-WHITE’s SS19 “JIM STARK” collection.

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