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Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies after battle with cancer

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies after battle with cancer

At the Louis Vuitton men’s show in 2020 (Pascal Le Segertin/Getty)

LVMH, the fashion house that owns the Louis Vuitton brand, said that the famous fashion designer Virgil Abloh (1980 – 2021) died Sunday of cancer. Abloh was the creative mind behind the production of Louis Vuitton’s men’s fashion collections. The house added that Abloh, 41, had been silently fighting a battle with cancer for several years.

A number of designers, international stars and models, such as Gigi Hadid, AndHailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner.

“I am very sad to hear of the passing of my dear Virgil, one of the most wonderful people you will ever meet,” said Kim Jones, creative director of men’s division at Christian Dior.

Fashion designer Donatella Versace said, “Virgil, I can’t find the words. The world has lost a creative superstar… My condolences to all your loved ones on this tragic day.”

“You left us too early, Virgil,” said former editor-in-chief of Elle magazine Nina Garcia. “Your creativity, your infinite sensibility…your love for design, your impeccable work ethic and your immense generosity have shaped a creative world…Your understanding of fashion has sealed the Gap and attract a new audience that reveres your designs.”

“Our deepest condolences go to the loved ones of Virgil Abloh, who has been such a great inspiration to us all as a designer and as a human being,” Gucci said. “We will miss him deeply even though his vision will live on through the paths he has lit throughout his career.”

(Associated Press, The New Arab)