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Louis Vuitton cancels its Michael Jackson tribute collection

After the “Leaving Neverland” report aired on HBO on allegations of sexual assault perpetrated by Michael Jackson, the Louis Vuitton fashion house decided to cancel its collection inspired by the King of Pop. Presented last January on a set reference to the song Billie Jean, the collection signed Virgil Abloh brought together various items from the singer’s universe, such as the pleated garment worn in the clip “Remember the Time”, the flag of “We Are The World ”, or the red leather jacket from“ Beat It ”.

Louis Vuitton and Virgil Abloh decide to withdraw their Michael Jackson tribute collection

t-shirt from Virgil Abloh's fall winter 19 collection inspired by Michael Jackson for the Louis Vuitton brand

In view of the seriousness and the outcry aroused by the documentary in question, Louis Vuitton wished to point out the ignorance which was his on this subject: “” It is important to mention that we were not aware of this documentary at moment of the last Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2019 show ″, adding “that no product with direct references to Michael Jackson would ultimately be marketed”. The brand’s artistic director, Virgil Abloh, also made a point of clarifying his position, noting that his work was only dedicated to “paying tribute to Michael Jackson as an artist of pop culture and this, only to through his public life and through the influence he had for a whole generation of artists and creators ”. Abloh also joined his CEO, saying he was “aware of the reactions to the documentary ‘Leaving Neverland'” and that he “strongly condemns any form of abuse, violence or violation of human rights. man “, while Michael Burke adds that the allegations reported by the documentary in question were” deeply disturbing and disturbing “and that” the safety and well-being of children are of unparalleled importance to the Louis Vuitton “.

“The safety and well-being of children are of unparalleled importance to the Louis Vuitton house.” Michael Burke, CEO of Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton will withdraw the products from its fall winter 2019 men's collection items created by Virgil Abloh and referring to Michael Jackson

The French leather goods and fashion brand has therefore confirmed that no pieces bearing elements inspired by Michael Jackson will be produced and that its 2019 collection will only offer “items reflecting the true values ​​carried by the brand and its Artistic Director”. After the affairs of Gucci’s “Blackface” and Burberry’s noose sweatshirt, the fashion world is once again subject to controversy.

Louis Vuitton will only market “items reflecting the true values ​​carried by the brand and its Artistic Director”

image of the Louis Vuitton fall winter 19 show by Virgil Abloh with articles tribute to Michael Jackson during Paris fashion week in January 19

With Gucci and Burberry, and now Louis Vuitton, controversies continue in the fashion world

Louis Vuitton and his da Virgil Abloh will withdraw Michael Jackson-inspired pieces from the winter 2019 collection presented at Paris 19 fashion week