All menswear should be inspired by Michael Jackson. Last night Virgil Abloh's second runway as Louis Vuitton Menswear's artistic director proved as much, especially with Sheck Wes helping debut a collection of cleverly layered 80s-style suiting.
Wes, a sometime model who has previously walked for Yeezy and Helmut Lang, was styled in the show's standout look: an over-sized gray suit with matching duffel bag, somehow retro and futuristic at the same time. Not unlike Jackson himself.
As Dev Hynes provided the music, Wes led the pack on a runway converted very convincingly into the set from Jackson's iconic video for his Thriller No. 1 "Billie Jean." Jackson wears an over-sized grey trench in the clip which — fun fact — is credited as one of the first appearances by a black musical artist on MTV.
Louis Vuitton's Menswear Fall/Winter 2019-2020 show was attended by a number of celeb VIPs, most notably Frank Ocean and Timothee Chalamet, who sat together in the front row alongside the likes of Naomi Campbell, Kid Cudi, and Offset.