Sad news from the world of fashion: on November 28, at the age of 41, Virgil Abloh, designer, founder of the Off-White brand and creative director of the men's clothing line of the Louis Vuitton brand, died. The fashion designer has been battling cancer for the past few years.
Virgil Abloh's death was reported on his official social media pages:
For more than two years, Virgil courageously fought against a rare, aggressive form of cancer – angiosarcoma of the heart. Having learned about the diagnosis in 2019, he made the decision to fight the disease without advertising it, and since then went through many difficult procedures, and all this time continued to lead various organizations in the field of fashion, art and culture.
Virgil Abloh created the Off-White brand in 2013. In March 2018, he took over as creative director for Louis Vuitton's menswear – and became the first black designer to take up the position at the fashion house. For many years, Virgil Abloh collaborated with Kanye West, was friends with many stars, who now, after the shocking news, publicly express their condolences.
Virgil Abloh is survived by a wife and two children.
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Virgil Abloh
Blogger Nat_Butterfly was the first to announce the news.