Fashion has reacted to a damning documentary.
In January, Virgil Abloh presented his second Louis Vuitton collection, inspired the legacy of "the most important person in innovating men’s wear ever", according to the designer.
From the late Michael Jackson's soundtrack to the set to the diamond-encrusted white gloves given as invites, the King of Pop's influence touched every aspect of the show.
But just weeks after, damning documentary Leaving Neverland aired and his legacy changed forever. As a result, Abloh and Louis Vuitton have put an end to the production of the Michael Jackson-themed pieces from the collection.
"I am aware that in light of this documentary the show has caused emotional reactions," Abloh said in a statement to WWD. "I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights."
Abloh added that his "intention for this show was to refer to Michael Jackson as a pop culture artist. It referred only to his public life that we all know and to his legacy that has influenced a whole generation of artists and designers."
Michael Burke, chairman and chief executive officer at Louis Vuitton, added, “We find the allegations in the documentary deeply troubling and disturbing. Child safety and welfare is of the utmost importance to Louis Vuitton. We are fully committed to advocating this cause.”