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The first in a series of artistic reimagining’s of the LV Trainer, White Canvas: LV Trainer in Residence, is the subject of a brand-new exhibition by Louis Vuitton that just debuted.

The exhibition, which is on display from February 24 to March 16, debuts with three updated versions of the iconic sneaker inside Louis Vuitton’s Milan store at Garage Traversi. The first collection, which was curated by Sky Gellatly, includes renditions by the Estate of Rammellzee, Lee Quiones, a subway artist from Puerto Rico, and Lady Pink, a graffiti artist from Ecuador who was raised in New York. The show, which is a call for creative collaboration, builds on Louis Vuitton’s long-standing connections with the creative communities.

Virgil Abloh, the former Men’s Creative Director, founded the ongoing project, which offers artists a low-top, all-white leather LV Trainer as their blank canvas. Abloh originally created the silhouette for Spring/Summer 2019, fusing the traditional basketball-shoe shape with the expertise of the French fashion company. The shoe, which is now a Maison staple, comes in both low-top and high-top variations.

Check out the opening of White Canvas: LV Trainer in Residence by Louis Vuitton above. Limited numbers of the displayed sneakers can be purchased only at the Milan location.