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High Fashion


“I never was into the Grateful Dead, never was about it. I went to school in Wisconsin, and it was a bunch of hippies — I was just into the logo. Funny story, I wanted to bootleg it. Just in passing, I was talking to my lawyer, and I was like, ‘What would happen if I did?’ He said: ‘Actually, we work with Warner, who owns the license for it. You should just let me call them.’ ”

The quote is from the up-and-coming designer Virgil Abloh, who also works as Kanye West’s creative director. Mr. Abloh collaborated with the artist Othelo Gervacio to create the shirt seen above; it took two people to do that.

Here are some of the other looks from Mr. Abloh’s premiere show for his Off-White label.

Photo Three looks from Virgil
When asked why he chose asymmetry for his clothing, Mr, Abloh responded, “How else will people know how expensive it is?”


  1. i will chime in here……i think it all speaks to how silly fashion is. All fluff, no substance.

  2. Bonnie Lass of Fenario

    October 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Why are all the models all 8′ tall?

  3. couldn’t they be short, or average, and skinny?

  4. Would someone give me some edumacation on how to post photos in the comment section, I’m very computer literate, just lazy. Thanks very muchly

    • Bonnie Lass of Fenario

      October 10, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      Basically just put the photo URL into the comment, on a line by itself. It has to be somewhere on the public Web, with an extension like ‘.png’, ‘.jpg’, ‘.gif’.

      If it is on your local computer or something not public, you’ll need to create an account with some service or another. Then upload it to there.

  5. I would be completely amazed if Warners owned the skull and lightning bolt design.

    • I wouldn’t be. Who knew about branding and iconic this and that back when they signed the contracts?

      Maybe Warners owned the cover art. Sounds like something a good old-fashioned record biz sharpie would try to sneak into a contract.

      • Yes, but GD had contracted full artistic freedom on cover art and album titles (hence the Skull%$&# conference). I’d say that it is very obvious that Warners had nothing to do with any GD album cover art. It is true that there is a small skull and lightning bolt on the last Warners album, Bear’s Choice. But Steal Your Face was post Warners.

        The image was designed by Bear Stanley and Bob Thomas, I very much doubt they would have sold it to Warner Brothers.

  6. Well, that was easy, I just posted the url to the web location of the photo.

  7. I hope nobody is offended by that image I lifted from a pro-immunization site.

  8. Sir Luther Von Baconson

    October 10, 2015 at 3:54 am

    awfully similar to in stir garb at Joyceville, could be actionable. conducive to hiding contraband and/or Keester Access

  9. Sorry folks test three

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