The Legendary Designer Virgil Abloh Passed Away at the Age of 41
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Virgil Abloh, the Founder of Off-White and Creative Director of Louis Vuitton, Died

Virgil Abloh is dead because of cancer

The creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear and founder of Off-White turned 41 two months ago. And yesterday, it became known that Virgil Abloh has passed away. This was reported on the house’s official Instagram account.

The cause of death was rare cancer, angiosarcoma of the heart, with which the legendary designer fought for two whole years. Almost no one knew about his serious illness. Therefore, Abloh decided not to share such information with the public, going through many complex procedures and at the same time not stopping at work.

The CEO of the LVMH concern expressed his condolences to the family of the late designer and publicly noted that this is a great loss. After this shocking news, stars from all over the world began to upload joint photos with Virgil and remember all the good things that the designer brought to the fashion world. For example, Hailey Bieber, in an interview for an American magazine, said that he completely changed her outlook on street style and fashion. And Kanye West, with whom the designer collaborated for many years, devoted the last issue of his series of Sunday services to his close friend.

Abloh entered the world of fashion starting from an internship at Fendi. There, in 2009, he met Kanye, the collaboration with whom inspired him to create Off-White. The brand was launched in 2013, and five years later, the designer joined Louis Vuitton to lead the men’s division of the luxury brand. He became the first black designer in the history of the house. In 2018, Time magazine included the designer in the list of the 100 most influential people on the planet. In 2019, he launched the Virgil Abloh signature brand. At the same time, he did not like being called a fashion designer but preferred the definition of an artist.

Virgil Abloh also adored music, and DJing was his big and at the same time successful hobby. Virgil first became a DJ at the age of 18. Abloh also created a foundation to support and fund black students in the fashion industry.

In September 2019, the designer announced that he was resting as prescribed by a doctor. Then the American designer was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. The designer is survived by his wife and two children.

Louis Vuitton recently announced that the Spring / Summer 2022 collection will be unveiled tomorrow in Miami. And it’s called Virgil was here. Abloh did not live to see the show for only a few days. The brand has posted a touching video announcement. So on Tuesday, we will see the latest men’s collection Virgil has created for LV.

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