Virgil Abloh, Trailblazing Fashion Designer, Dies at 41

The designer, who brought American style to Paris at Louis Vuitton and created a sensation with his own label, Off-White, had a rare form of cancer.

11/28/2021 11:02:00 PM

Virgil Abloh, who rose from American streetwear savant to become the artistic director of menswear for Louis Vuitton and a guru to millions with his own label, Off-White, has died at 41

The designer, who brought American style to Paris at Louis Vuitton and created a sensation with his own label, Off-White, had a rare form of cancer.

Abloh, a first-generation Ghanian-American who had been the creative director to his friend and collaborator Kanye West, was that rare thing in fashion: a name-brand designer, whose influence was felt outside of fashion’s usual self-selected niches, a veritable pop-culture icon. Some of this was due to his designs, whose flourishes — his trademark Off-White™ logo, his winky use of quotation marks splattered on clothes, shoes and accessories, the hazard-yellow band liberally applied to handbags and underwear alike — made them instantly recognizable. But it owed just as much to his insistence on remaining culturally omnivorous: DJing, curating, collaborating (with Nike, with Takashi Murakami, with Levi’s, with Ikea), and generally refusing to be limited to the usual avenues of luxury fashion. He was not only the rare American to succeed at a major European house, but even rarer, a Black designer in a still predominantly white milieu.

Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, the group that owns Louis Vuitton, said in a statement on Sunday that Virgil was “not only a genius designer and a great visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom.” New Guards, the Farfetch-owned luxury group which owns Off-White, and runs several other streetwear labels including Palm Angels and Heron Preston, one of Abloh’s oldest friends and collaborators, wrote on Instagram that he was “a genius, a visionary but most of all he was family.”

Abloh’s survivors include his wife, Shannon Abloh; his children, Lowe and Grey; his sister, Edwina Abloh, and his parents, Nee and Eunice Abloh.

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Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Artistic Director, Dies of Cancer at 41Designer and creative director Virgil Abloh - who most recently served as men's artistic director for Louis Vuitton - has passed away after a private battle with cancer. He was 41 Ooh MG! RIP VirgilAbloh LouisVuitton advertisingdiva What?

Virgil Abloh, Off-White Founder and Louis Vuitton Menswear Artistic Director, Dies at 41Virgil Abloh, founder of the fashion company Off-White and menswear artistic director at Louis Vuitton, died on Sunday following a two-year private battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a “rare, … For all those who are new to this working from home Bitcoin trading options Here's a little tip: Get a trusted Bitcoin expert and stick to her Alexander_Jenis Invest and play at similar times each day. Because : In times of chaos, your investment is your anchor to success Interesting life. He did his best, but in the end the world ground him back into dust, the same dust from whence he came. I hope he had a chance to enjoy what he had for the short time he possessed it. Omg :-( rip man

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Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton Menswear Designer, Passes Away at 41The designer, who set out to disrupt fashion and reached some of its highest peaks in the process, has passed away at 41 years old. Oh wow. How sad. Had no idea he was battling something so bad yet so privately. Rest in Peace.