Fashion bids farewell to ‘beautiful, wise, genius visionary’ Virgil Abloh

World’s highest-profile black designer has died at the age or 41 after a private battle with a rare form of cancer

29 November 2021 - 19:11 By Silvia Aloisi, Mimosa Spencer and Arriana McLymore

Virgil Abloh, the American-born son of Ghanaian immigrants who became fashion’s highest-profile black designer and the creative mind behind Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collections, died on Sunday at the age of 41 after a two-year battle with a rare form of cancer.

Abloh, who also worked as a DJ and visual artist, had been men’s artistic director for Vuitton, the world’s biggest luxury brand, since March 2018...

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