Kanye West is reportedly being eyed as the next creative director for Louis Vuitton after the passing of Virgil Abloh.
Kanye and Virgil 'masterminded' the 44-year-old rapper's alleged creative takeover prior to the late designer's death.
Abloh served as the luxury brand's artistic director for menswear. He died on November 28 after battling a rare form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma, for two years. He was 41.
A source says, 'Kanye is devastated about Virgil's death because they had been friends for years and worked together a lot.
'They shared a similar vision and now Kanye feels he owes it to Virgil to continue his work at Louis Vuitton.'
Back in 2009, West and Abloh met while serving as interns for the Italian luxury brand Fendi in Rome, Italy. It was there that the pair's 12 year friendship was born.
Kanye made Virgil the creative director of his content company Donda in 2010.
Source: Daily Mail.
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