There’s a social media push to get Kanye West to step in and fill the role of Louis Vuitton creative director after the death of Virgil Abloh … and Dapper Dan believes Ye would be the perfect fit.
We got DD at LAX Friday who sang Ye’s praises, calling him a genius and saying, “Louis, get Kanye!!!” Of course, Dapper Dan acknowledges Kanye would need to be game to take on the role, but sees it as a perfect fit.
As we reported, Virgil’s sudden and surprising death after a battle with cancer drew an outpouring of support, and also raised eyebrows on who could be next to fill his position at LV … with Kanye’s name almost instantly coming to the forefront.
Kanye and Virgil had been friends for more than a decade at the time of his death, and Kanye showed up at memorial and funeral services in both Miami and Chicago to pay his respects and honor the fashion mogul.
Kanye has obviously made his mark in fashion over the years with his Yeezy brand — a partnership with Adidas to make shoes — and most recently a collab with GAP.
It was just this week when Kim Kardashian thanked Kanye for introducing her to the “world of fashion,” when she accepted the Fashion Icon of the Year Award at the People’s Choice Award.
We’ll see what the people at Louis Vuitton have to say …