Who is Virgil Abloh? Everything About The Fashion Designer

Virgil Abloh
Portrait of Virgil Abloh

Surrounded in an environment with people keenly interested in playing basketball, from selling sneakers designs to Nike to making his own range in Nike,  Virgil Abloh became a popular introverted fashion aficionado. But November 2021 ended the flagrant drive of graffiti, skateboarding, music, and sports. The famous designer Virgil Abloh’s untimely passed away, leaving the entire industry shook. Celebrities from Hollywood and Bollywood are taking their hearts out on social media to express their sorrow on Ablo’s sudden demise. It is hard to accept that this beautiful flower dried up pretty soon that too after years of hardships and suffering. Yet Abloh managed to stay the legendary designer of all times. With the legacy he left behind for years to influence, there will be no Abloh after this.

Virgil Abloh’s professional Instagram ID announced the sad truth of his passing away. The renowned designer was just 41 at the time. He just started to fit in with all the success he gained all over the years. However, the last two years were not easy for Abloh. He was battling with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma. The previous announcement of him being diagnosed with such a heinous disease took time to adjust the minds. But soon after that, the new announcement just bolted from the blue. Abloh’s family is totally devastated by the absence of their beloved.

Who Was Virgil Abloh?

Louis Vuitton is everybody’s charm, but many are totally unaware of the man behind the perfect design. Since 2018, Virgil Abloh has been designing the men’s clothing range in Louis Vuitton. Abloh also founded the Milan-based label Off White. He was the chief executive officer in the fashion house. Virgil has also worked in Chicago street fashion and entered the international fashion world through an internship in Fendi in 2009. He has also worked with Kanye West.

Along with all his work, Virgil gained several laurels throughout his journey. Abloh was the first African-American to be artistic director at a French luxury fashion house. The time magazine ranked Abloh among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2008.

Virgil Abloh
Virgil Abloh

What Was The Reason For Abloh’s Death?

The human body is prone to several diseases, some of which have no cure. Every year the rate of people dying due to certain diseases continues as a dog breathes. Abloh had been diagnosed with cancer two years ago. He was keeping in good health since then. But the rigid parasite damaged his body internally, and that became the reason for his untimely death.

Abloh’s family posted n his Instagram account about his acute disease and how bravely he fought with it. Abloh decided to deal with it privately while taking care of everything with heartful determination. Abloh must have mentioned that he is working very hard for the 17-year-old version of him.

Celebrities Mourning For Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh has been a star for everyone around him. From Hollywood to Bollywood, every person has borne a great loss. Celebrities are grieving on various platforms to share their sorrow.

Kendall Jenner shared a heart-wrecking grief memoir for Virgil, saying that people who had the privilege of knowing Virgil were one of the luckiest people. She also stated that he was the kindest, most positive, humble, and joyful person she had ever known. Kendall believes he has the most wonderful way of making you feel special; his genuine smile would warm our hearts. She said that he handled his illness very privately and perfectly and didn’t want anyone to worry about him.

Virgil Abloh
Virgil Abloh during an off white promotion

Kendall’s sister Kylie and mother Kim also mourned for the beloved designer on their Instagram handle. Priyanka Chopra posted a picture of Abloh with the caption “gone too soon.” Beyonce paid tribute by sending her condolences and love to the Abloh family and friends. She added that Virgil would forever be honored, and she is thankful for Virgil to inspire an entire generation. In contrast, Justin Timberlake has his own words for the legendary man that he gave the world so much in such a short time. He stated that he was honored to know Virgil.

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