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Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton creative director, dies of cancer

The designer U.S Virgil abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s line, has died of cancer, the fashion company announced. The designer was 41 years old. “We are shocked by this terrible news. Virgil was not only a magnificent designer, a visionary, but also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom,” he wrote in Twitter the owner of the brand, Bernard Arnault.

Abloh was also creative director of the Off White brand, of which Vuitton it was the majority shareholder. For years he had battled cancer, but now he could no longer overcome the battle. The creator, who became known as a creative advisor to the American rapper Kanye west, was appointed creative director of the men’s line in March 2018, as the successor to the British Kim Jones.

Abloh then pointed out that the heritage and “creative integrity” of Louis Vuitton they were key sources of inspiration for him and that he was going to pay tribute to them, in addition to trying to build bridges with the present.

Who was Virgil Abloh?

Virgil Abloh was born in Rockford, Illinois in 1980. He was the son of migrant parents from Ghana and had spent most of his life designing. It made Off White, created in 2012, one of the most attractive clothing brands for young audiences, thanks in part to its relationship with Kanye west and other singers.

He had a degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology. His first collection in front of Louis Vuitton It was released in June 2018. It was held in the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris, in front of some 3,000 people who attended the event, including West and his then wife, Kim kardashian.

Your account in Instagram he has 6.5 million followers. There, he sometimes wrote about his state of health, where he specified that he suffered from cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare and aggressive type of cancer. In those years he had undergone various treatments.

EFE

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