The legacy of the legends continues till the infinity! And to pay tribute to one of America’s legendary fashion designers and entrepreneurs, who had left this mortal world on 28th November of this year, 2021, several A-list superstars had attended the memorial service. Which was arranged for none other than the apple of everyone’s eye, “Virgil Abloh.” The memorial service was arranged in the hometown of Virgil Abloh at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Everyone who attended the memorial service of Virgil Abloh did so with a heavy heart with tears rolling in their eyes. Several close friends and celebrities got together to pay homage to the late Virgil Abloh. The list of the celebrities who attended the Virgil Abloh memorial included Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, and many more top artists such as Kendall Jenner Bella Hadid, Frank Ocean, Drake, Tyler, and Lauryn Hill. If you consider yourself as one of the huge fans of Virgil Abloh, then this article is just for you. As the paragraphs would unveil, we would be discussing more of the Virgil Abloh memorial service. On this note, let us start!
Virgil Abloh Memorial
Lately, on Monday, 6th December 2021, friends, family, and colleagues gathered together to mourn the demise of one of the legendry fashion designers of all time. During his lifetime, Virgil Abloh created several masterpieces. The Virgil Abloh memorial service was organized to show their worthy bond with the late artist. From inside, the place was decorated with white, pink, and brown flowers. The hall was resonating the heartfelt eulogies. His wife, sister, and friends have opened their heart that was filled with sorrow. Tyler, the Creator had also lined the place with his lovely words for Virgil Abloh. He described that how Virgil Abloh lead a life filled with achievements. Then, he mentioned that he was successful enough to bring people together from different backgrounds. Tyler’s words made everyone believe that Virgil Abloh was the true soul of mankind.
The outside of the museum was covered with a banner that read “Abloh.” The hall was brought to life when Lauryn Hill performed “Everything Is Everything.” Its lyrics meant that everything is everything and what is meant to be will happen eventually. Moreover, as after winter must come spring, our life also follows the same logic. And thus, change is necessary, which comes eventually! These words provided a soul to the saddened aura.
More about Virgil Abloh
Beginning in 2018, Virgil Abloh was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection. Moreover, in early 2021, Virgil Abloh has had an increase in creative responsibilities across the LVMH brand. Along with that, he had also founded an Italian luxury fashion label in 2013, titled “Off-White.” Which is based in Milan. To add even more glitters, it would be worth mentioning that over time, this company has collaborated with several multinational corporations like Nike, Jimmy Choo, Levi’s, Evian, and IKEA. And over there, Virgil Abloh used to work as the chief executive officer.
Virgil Abloh entered into the glamorous international world of fashion with an internship at Fendi in 2009. There he worked alongside American rapper Kanye West (Ye). Virgil Abloh was a trained architect. In 2018, he was mentioned by “Time” magazine as one of the ‘100 most influential people in the world.’ Further, “The New York Times” mentioned his designs as a bridge that worked in combining streetwear and luxury clothing uniquely and attractively. And thus, they described it as “transformative.” Additionally, BBC described him as an inspirational figure!
What was the cause of the death of Virgil Abloh?
Virgil Abloh died at the age of 41. And the cause is said to be cardiac angiosarcoma, which is a rare form of cancer. It causes cells inside the blood vessels of the heart to multiply, and as a result of this, it acts as a catalyst for the formation of tumors. According to the available pieces of information, it is believed that Virgil Abloh was battling it privately for around two years. Following which he died on 28th November 2021. He had left behind his wife Shannon Sundberg with whom he had tied the knots in 2009. Along with her, he had also left behind his two children and millions of fans!