Kylie Jenner paid tribute to designer Virgil Abloh, who passed away in November, at the 2022 Met Gala with her Off-White dress. See the message the beauty mogul penned about her late friend.
Kylie Jenner celebrated Virgil Abloh’s legacy at the 2022 Met Gala.
For the annual event, held May 2 at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kylie Cosmetics mogul wore a white bridal-themed look, designed by Virgil’s Off-White brand. « virgil and i were supposed to go to the Met together before it got postponed in 2020, » Kylie wrote on Instagram after attending the gala. « i’m humbled to wear this dress and honor my talented beautiful friend. »
« we felt you tonight Virgil and love you forever, » she concluded her note. « & thank u to the entire @off____white team !! »
Virgil, the beloved designer and artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection, died in November at the age of 41 after battling cancer. « He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture, » a message posted to his Instagram in November read. « Through it all, his work ethic, infinite curiosity, and optimism never wavered. »
To honor him, Kylie worked closely with the Off-White team on the Met Gala gown, called « Poetry Dress. »
According to a press release for the company, the mom of two’s dress drew inspiration from the final couture gown designed by Virgil, which was featured in Off-White’s Fall Winter 2022 Runway Show during Paris Fashion Week in February.
The outfit’s handmade bustier and ruffled organza skirt was paired with a veiled « Thinking Cap. »