If you’re a politician, a congratulatory call from the president could be one of your career highlights. If you’re a fashion designer who also deals in sneaker collabs, a nod from Michael Jordan is nothing less than priceless.
That’s what happened to Virgil Abloh recently. The Kanye West affiliate and Off-White brand creator had been sending out customized pairs of the Off-White x Air Jordan 1 to friends and family, and the Bulls great wanted in on the action.
“I wish time travel existed, and you could go back and be like, ‘Virgil, 16-year-old, 18-year-old Virgil, you’re going to have a collab with Nike one day, with Jordans,” Emory said. “And then Michael Jordan is going to text Nike and say I need a pair of those, and you gotta sign a pair to him.’”
Peep out the Best in Show episode about Virgil Abloh’s Off-White collab with Jordan below.
(Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational)
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