Kanye West broke down in tears at the Louis Vuitton fashion show on June 21.
Kanye West will always be there for his friends.
The 41-year-old rapper is known for rarely smiling, while in the public, but on Thursday, Louis Vuitton fashion show made him visibly emotional. The “Famous” rapper broke down in tears after his old friend, Virgil Abloh, presented his first menswear collection for the French maison in the garden of the Palais-Royal during the Paris men’s Fashion Week.
Abloh was hired as GW’s menswear artistic director in March, which the 38-year-old Off-White founder of the first Afro-American at the helm. The end of the show, which was attended by Rihanna, Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, was certainly a touching moment, as Abloh made his way down the neon green job crying and goes over to hug the West.
@virgilabloh & #kaynewest Emotionally! @louisvuitton show
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Naomi Campbell also took a sweet moment, writing on Instagram: “Congratulations @virgilabloh @louisvuitton BRAVO WONDERFUL SHOW AND GREAT TIME WITH YOU AND KANYE . #NEWDAY #HISTORIC DAY #PROUD TO BE A WITNESS OF THIS UNIFIED LOVE FOR YOU !!!! #TEARS OF GRATITUDE ♥️♥️😍😍#GOD IS THE GREATEST 🙏🏾”
Congratulations to @virgilabloh @louisvuitton BRAVO WONDERFUL SHOW AND GREAT TIME WITH YOU AND KANYE . #NEWDAY #HISTORIC DAY #PROUD TO BE A WITNESS OF THIS UNIFIED LOVE FOR YOU !!!! #TEARS OF GRATITUDE ♥️♥️😍😍#GOD IS THE GREATEST 🙏🏾
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The two friends, both Chicago natives, began working together in 2002, and in 2010, Abloh was named creative director at Donda, the rapper is the creative agency named after his late mother. To add to his cv, Abloh earned a GRAMMY nomination after directing West and JAY-Z’s album’ Watch the Throne’ in 2011, and during the d & c show, the designer also used West’s song, “I Thought to Kill You.”
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After the presentation, West hugged his friend again and posed for photos with Abloh and his wife. The event also marked Kardashian’s return to Paris, since her traumatic robbery in 2016.