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Virgil Abloh's Met Gala Jays Are 'Red Carpet Only'

Date: May 08 2018

By: Rob Marfell

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For Met Gala inspiration, Virgil Abloh looked to Michael Jordan’s playoffs sneaker rotation. Via Instagram, the designer told followers: ‘When I was a kid, Jordan showed up to the playoffs with a new colourway every trip.' The caption accompanied a video of Virgil's unreleased ‘UNC’ Off-White Air Jordan 1.

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Later, he returned to IG to flex his Met Gala ‘fit via stories, revealing a pair of Jays he’d ‘customised’ to say ‘for red carpet only'.

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Perhaps cooler than the Met specials is the Louis Vuitton pencil case Abloh packed with pens and carried around the event like a high-fashion graffiti kid. Hopefully he left a few 'artworks' in the Museum of Modern Art bathrooms.  

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