July 5, 2022

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Louis Vuitton artistic director Virgil Ablo has died

Louis Vuitton artistic director Virgil Ablo has died

Louis Vuitton’s artistic director and off-white brand founder Virgil Ablo died Sunday of cancer at the age of 41. Many celebrities have paid homage to this iconic face Street wear.


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“We are all shocked by this terrible news. Virgil was no ordinary designer, he was a man of amazing spirit and great knowledge. The LVMH family has joined me in this very sad moment and we are all thinking of their loved ones who lost their husband, father, brother and friend, ”LVMH announced on social networks.

“He has chosen to endure his struggle privately since he was diagnosed in 2019,” his family said in a post on the designer’s Instagram account. The multidisciplinary artist suffered from cardiac angiosarcoma, a very rare malignant tumor of the heart.

An artist of “infinite curiosity”, he created “ways for more equality in art and design”, praised his family, called for them to respect his privacy and “celebrate life.”

Celebrated for his unique focus on rap as a star designer Kanye West and working with big names, he never made a public statement about his illness.

He has been Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton House since 2018. Ablow was considered by his colleagues to be a visionary, one of the first to indulge in luxury, hip-hop and Street wear.

Born in Rockford, Illinois, USA on September 30, 1980, to Ghanaian parents, Virgil Ablo graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a degree in Civil Engineering and the Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree in Architecture.

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Over the years he has established himself as one of the coolest designers among the trendy Millennials audience. We are indebted to this Multidisciplinary Artist, who loves music, the artistic direction of the album Look at the throne The rappers were Jazz-Z and Kanye West, which nominated him for a Grammy Award.

He is best known for his collaborations with stylist Nike, Jimmy Choo and the Mancler brand.

Vergil Ablo confirmed to the magazine Vogue In September 2019 he significantly reduced the pace of his work on the recommendation of the doctor.

With the agency France-Press