The week began with the tragic news of the passing of Virgil Abloh, designer, creative genius and fashion enthusiast. Abloh, the founder of Off-White and artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear, has died at the age of 41 after a private battle with cancer. The news broke on the icon’s Instagram page, and soon after, posts from friends, family and fans engulfed the internet.
Abloh was the first black American creative director of a major French fashion house Louis Vuitton, it brought streetwear to the catwalks, like hoodies and sneakers.
He transformed the fashion world, and his untimely death at the height of his career sent shockwaves around the world, with tributes pouring in from rival design houses, as well as from actors and athletes. , for a man considered a deeply human visionary.
Abloh was a close friend of Kanye West, the Kardashians, Hadids, Rihanna, Hailey Bieber and many more, besides being a regular on the fashion circuit.
The news stunned the fashion world, and celebrities, models and more have since shared heartfelt messages and revealed their favorite moments with the designer.
Here are some of the posts shared by Abloh’s friends on social media:
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– Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) November 28, 2021