Sotheby’s confirmed the total from the auction, which ran from Jan. 26 to Feb. 8. One pair of shoes alone went for $350,000, which were a part of the Louis Vuitton 2022 spring-summer men’s collection.
The auction went better than Sotheby’s, as each pair of shoes started at $2K. The shoes ended up selling on average more than $100K per pair with the cheapest going for just over $75K.
Abloh was considered a visionary for his work in fashion, and in 2013 founded Off-White, which grew his business to new heights. Abloh died in November 2021 after battling cancer.
The proceeds from the auction will help fund a scholarship that was created by Abloh that supports Black aspiring designers.