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Following the tragic death of the late fashion/art designer, Virgil Abloh, a farewell Louis Vuitton show was presented in Miami on Tuesday night. During the show, new work from the prolific designer has debuted been shown by Mercedes-Benz. Project Maybach is a collaboration between Abloh’s street brand Off-White and the premium automotive brand.
Project Maybach was scheduled to be unveiled to the press secretly, but at the request of Abloh’s family, the electric car exhibit was accessible to the public in Miami on December 1 and 2. Project Maybach is a two-seater Maybach created by the late designer that combines his’ reconstruction aesthetics with other luxurious attributes.
On Dec. 1st, Mercedes-Benz made a dedication post for Abloh on Instagram.
“Mercedes-Benz is devastated to hear of the passing of Virgil Abloh,” said Mercedes-Benz AG. “Our sincere thoughts are with Virgil’s family and teams.”
Mercedes-Benz also released official vehicle photographs as well as a message to the late designer.
“Now opening the world of our collaboration, and Virgil’s unique vision, to the public, we want to respectfully celebrate the work of a truly unique design talent, who created endless possibilities for collaboration through his unbridled imagination and inspired all that knew his work,” stated Mercedes-Benz AG.
A New York-based designer, Heron Preston took photos from the event and shared them on Instagram, showcasing the one-of-a-kind piece of art on display.
“He snapped,” Preston stated in his caption. “Off road Maybach!!! @virgilabloh ❤️.”
A news release from the corporation indicated that the company opened Project Maybach.
“Our thoughts are with Virgil’s family and teams,” the official press release reads. “In order to respectfully honor the work of a unique talented designer who, through his unbridled imagination, has created endless opportunities for collaboration and inspired everyone who knew his work, Mercedes-Benz is opening up Project MAYBACH, and with it Virgil’s unique vision, to the public.”
A public viewing of the Maybach car was held at Miami’s Rubell Museum from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2.
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