After the release of the ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary the fashion fall out rolls on: overnight, Louis Vuitton/Abloh released a statement: “My intention for this show was to refer to Michael Jackson as a pop culture artist. It referred only to his public life that we all know and to his legacy that has influenced a whole generation of artists and designers,” said Abloh. “I am aware that in light of this documentary the show has caused emotional reactions. I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights.” And so Louis Vuitton will now not produce any of the AW19 pieces that depict Jackson such as the t-shirts with his feet on them, “The Wiz” pieces that feature Jackson as the scarecrow and the sparkling white gloves. “We find the allegations in the documentary deeply troubling and disturbing,” said Louis Vuitton chairman and CEO Michael Burke. “Child safety and welfare is of utmost importance to Louis Vuitton. We are fully committed to advocating this cause.” The AW19 collection will be launched in stores in July. Luckily there was a lot of non-Jackson related goodness.
by Roxy Lola