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Virgil Abloh’s Greatest Hits, From Off-White x Nike to Louis Vuitton Men’s

In her tribute to the designer, DJ, and artist, Virgil Abloh, who passed away from cancer at the age of 41 on Sunday, November 28, the Washington Post senior critic at large Robin Givhan described Abloh as “a rare bird flying at such heights.” “He didn’t suggest that navigating the fashion system was simple. He never made his success look easy,” she added. “But he made it clear that doing both were humanly possible.” Abloh’s passing has shocked the worlds of fashion, art, music, and filmmaking—a testament to the Louis Vuitton menswear designer’s ability to flit between genres, flouting them while he did so. As the first Black designer at the storied French maison, he was a boundary-breaker—but he was, at his core, respectful of the youth above all else. This outlook informed his work, all of which was totally singular—whether you saw it as obnoxious or visionary, it was always arresting. Much beloved by superstars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Timothée Chalamet, Abloh’s brand Off-White became a red carpet, high fashion, and commercial success. And under his watch, Louis Vuitton was never the same. Take a look back at the highlights from Abloh’s wide-ranging career, which includes (but is not limited to) designing Hailey Bieber’s wedding dress and creating one of the most sought-after sneakers in Nike’s history.
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The Fashion Industry Pays Homage to Virgil Abloh

Stars and fashion insiders are paying tribute to Virgil Abloh, the visionary designer who founded Off-White and most recently helmed Louis Vuitton's menswear, after he passed away on Sunday. A statement posted to Abloh's official Instagram account revealed that he had been privately battling cardiac angiosarcoma, a "rare, aggressive" form...
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The Fashion World Remembers Visionary Designer Virgil Abloh

The fashion world is paying tribute to Virgil Abloh following the shocking news of his death on November 28th at the age of 41, following a long battle with a rare form of cancer. The Off-White founder and artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton was “not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom,” LVMH chairman and chief executive Bernard Arnault said in a statement.
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Lila Moss Represents the Best of British at the Fashion Awards 2021

Lila Moss attended the Fashion Awards 2021 wearing Burberry – a fitting choice for a young model whose legacy is steeped in British fashion history. Lila’s supermodel mother has had countless major Burberry moments over the years – it was the brand’s spring 2004 show that lured Kate back to the runway following a three-year hiatus when she became a mother, and when Riccardo Tisci collaborated with Vivienne Westwood after taking the helm at Burberry in 2018, Mossy was the obvious choice to front the campaign.


Virgil Abloh, the designer that broke barriers in the fashion industry, joined the ancestors Sunday after a private two-year battle with a rare cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma. He was 41. His family confirmed his passing via Instagram. “We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely...

In Memory Of Virgil Abloh, Here Are His Greatest Fashion Moments

When news broke yesterday that Virgil Abloh - the fashion pioneer who held dual roles of founder of Off-White and artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton - had died at the age of 41, tributes from his friends, followers and fans started flooding in. At yesterday's Sunday Service, Kanye West made the following dedication: 'In loving memory of Virgil Abloh, the creative director of Donda.' Words that cropped up time and time again were 'visionary', 'game-changing', 'trailblazing' and 'multitalented'.

Virgil Abloh: pioneer of luxury streetwear dies aged 41

“Young architects can change the world by not building buildings.”. This quote by the late Virgil Abloh was the title of a two-hour lecture he had given to architecture students at Columbia University back in 2017. Evidently, the multi-hyphenate had walked his talk: In addition to founding his own fashion...

Remembering the magic of Virgil Abloh

It was little-known that Virgil Abloh had been battling a rare form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma, since 2019. He decided to endure it privately: challenging, given his immense presence across fashion, art, music and culture. Yet, despite Abloh’s influence as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear, founder of Off-White, plus his position as one of the key designers of the Internet generation, the news only became public in a statement posted yesterday, announcing the designer’s death at the age of 41.

Autumn/Winter 2021 haute couture: The highlights

There’s so much to cheer for this season, says Jacquie Ang. For one thing, it marks haute couture’s triumphant return to physical shows after a dalliance with digital. And for another, it welcomes the revival of a legendary atelier, with a new caretaker to capture the zeitgeist. Balenciaga. “The relaunch...

Hailey Baldwin pays tribute to Virgil Abloh and shares pictures of wedding dress he designed for her

Model Hailey Baldwin has paid tribute to the fashion designer Virgil Abloh whose death ws announced on Sunday, sharing behind the scenes photos of the wedding dress he designed for. Ms Baldwin, often known as Hailey Bieber after marrying pop star Justin Bieber, said on Instagram on Sunday that Abloh had "changed the way [she] looked" at street style and fashion.Abloh, a star fashion designer and DJ who rose to be head of menswear at Luis Vuitton, died at the age of 41 on Sunday morning after several years' battle with a rare and aggressive cancer.The longtime Kanye West...

Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton Menswear Designer, Passes Away at 41

Virgil Abloh, the designer who set out to disrupt fashion and reached some of its highest peaks in the process, has passed away at the age of 41. According to a statement released by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, Abloh had been privately battling cancer for years, a fact not publicly known. Coming to prominence thanks to his close working relationship with Kanye West, whom he met when they both had internships at Fendi in 2009, Abloh founded his own Milan-based label, Off-White, and in 2018 was named artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear. He remains one of the few Black designers to ever occupy the top position at a major Parisian fashion house.

Virgil Abloh leaves a legacy that will inspire generations of fashion designers

Virgil Abloh gave millennials visibility in the high fashion world. An avid skater who moonlighted as a deejay, Abloh brought hip-hop to high fashion by marrying it with all things athleisure and shabby chic. His artist’s touch was reminiscent of Andy Warhol. Yet he marketed his vision to a target audience much like the late Karl Lagerfeld.