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Virgil Abloh Gone

from WWD

Virgil Abloh Dies of Cancer at 41

The designer had privately battled the disease for several years.

By JOELLE DIDERICHLUISA ZARGANIALESSANDRA TURRA

PARIS — Virgil Abloh, the founder of luxury streetwear brand Off-White and artistic director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton, has died from cancer at the age of 41.

One of the most influential designers of his generation, Abloh had been privately battling the disease for several years, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said in a statement on Sunday. The designer died in hospital in Houston on Sunday, according to sources familiar with the matter. 

“We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom,” Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH, said in the statement.

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Posted on November 29, 2021 by Editor

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