Tributes are paid to Virgil Abloh, who died at the age of 41 (Edward Berthelot / Getty Images)
Musicians, fashion stars and celebrities have come together to honor Virgil Abloh after the late designer died from a rare form of cancer on Sunday, November 28.
Rihanna, Ricky Martin and Jeremy Pope were among the famous names spotted in the crowd on Tuesday, November 30, as the designer’s latest Louis Vuitton collection was unveiled at Miami Marine Stadium.
Abloh’s Spring / Summer 2022 runway collection was showcased in a touching tribute presentation titled “VIRGIL WAS HERE,” which also saw a statue made in Abloh’s likeness loom above the then guests. as they entered the room.
The event ended with Abloh’s initials written in white lights in the sky around the track before another screen wrote the show’s title in red lights.
Other celebrities on the show included Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Bella Hadid, ASAP Rocky, Kid Cudi and many more as they gathered to celebrate Abloh’s contributions to the entertainment industry. the fashion.
The Off-White founder became the first black man to serve as Louis Vuitton’s male artistic director in 2018 and remained in that role until his death.
Abloh’s work also spanned visual arts, furniture design – including collaborations with IKEA and music – he was a DJ and close associate of Kanye West.
It was announced on Sunday (November 28) that the pioneering fashion designer has died at the age of 41 after a private battle with cardiac angiosarcoma.
Abloh is survived by his wife Shannon and children, Lowe and Gray.
After the news of his death, celebrities around the world paid tribute to the polymath and shared their memories of the creator.
Frank Ocean was among the first to speak publicly as he wrote on Instagram: “In 2018 I believe it was, I called V and asked him how it was possible to play hundreds of catwalks a year and doing many fashion collections a year and being a father and a husband and flipping EVERYBODY’s texts with gusto and emojis and encouragement and apparently… with ease.
“I don’t remember how he answered verbatim, but I’m sure it was quotable no matter what he said. He was still quotable.
He continued, “The gist of his response was that he was interested in living and living to his maximum level… which has proven to be impossible today because he was BEYOND.”