STATE OF THE ART: Not content with showing his men’s collection at Pitti this season, Virgil Abloh is showcasing the outfits in a gallery space in the north of Paris for the duration of the men’s shows in the French capital.
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A pre-opening event on Wednesday night drew guests including professional basketball players Serge Ibaka, Shabazz Muhammad and Dwyane Wade, accompanied by his wife, actress Gabrielle Union; rappers Joey Bada$$, Reese Laflare and Lil Peep, and creative types like Tremaine Emory.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
“It’s dope,” Union said. “I love the location, you know, kind of taking it back to the people, which is great. It says a lot about his commitment to urban areas and bringing art and life to all areas of the world, not just the super chi-chi areas, so I love that part.”
Wade said he enjoyed catching up with a fellow Chicagoan. “To see his rise and success is just remarkable,” he said. “We go to so many fashion shows, so to be able to come here and have that time to kind of get into the psyche of why the stuff was created,