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Louis Vuitton removes Michael Jackson-inspired pieces from collection

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

French house has decided to no longer pieces from the autumn/winter 2019 menswear collection that directly reference

The decision was taken by brand after sexual abuse allegations against Jackson resurfaced post the January release of the documentary "Leaving Neverland".

The label unveiled their collection in a show, which took place just over a week before "Leaving Neverland" premiered at It featured several pieces that paid homage to Jackson that were then intended to go on sale in the summer.

"I am aware that in light of this documentary the show has caused emotional reactions. I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights.

"My intention for this show was to refer to as a pop 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," Virgil Abloh, men's at LV, said in a statement to the site WWD.

Representatives for the house said the revelations had caused the label "the greatest pain" and the company was unaware of the documentary at the time of the show.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 19:20 IST