I have nothing against Virgil. I like to see Black men winning especially in fashion, an industry that has a glass ceiling for Black designers and Black models (which Virgil knows but he still chose Kendall Jenner as his muse for the Met Gala).
First side eye.
Louis Vuitton hiring Virgil as their new menswear designer is an awesome feat. I respect it.
But, let me tell you, within his own Off White line, sometimes Virgil be tripping.
I dig his aesthetic. I totally get the sentiment of “defining the grey area between black and white as the color Off-White.” His pieces for women are classic but also show-stopping, thus Off-White. I dig his binder clip purses and the mini diag box bag is lovely. The Women’s Fall-Winter 2018 "West Village" collection is whimsical fun. It’s feminine with floral and tulle yet tough with snakeskin peplum coats.
But Virgil loses me when he sells the most basic dress with some basic quotes on it and prices it at $1,000.
Second side eye.
I cannot co-sign a long sleeve knit mini dress with the words, “LITTLE BLACK DRESS” that is priced at $998.00.
Or a longer regular looking black dress with the words, “DRESS” that's $1,080.
My third side eye is to all the people buying Off-White’s over-priced basicness.
All tea, all shade, all offense. Kanye shrug.