Designer and Founder of Off-White, Virgil Abloh, Died at 41

A post from his verified Instagram account announced that Virgil Abloh, the acclaimed Louis Vuitton and Off-White designer, died Sunday from cancer. He was 41.

Mr Abloh transformed not only the meaning of fashion but what brands look for in designers as well, transcending hypebeast culture and the luxury world.

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA ( — After a two-year battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare cancer, Virgil Abloh, the groundbreaking Black designer who ruled the traditional luxury industry, died in Chicago on Sunday. He was 41. His death has been confirmed by his family.

  • Virgil Abloh, the founder of Off-White and artistic director of Louis Vuitton, dies of cancer at 41.
  • In rap, Aboh is known for designing cover art for albums by Kanye West, Jay-Z, and others.
  • Abloh also designed the covers for Pop Smoke, Westside Gunn, Octavian and Lil Uzi Vert.
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According to an announcement on his official Instagram page, he died of cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare form of the disease. He was the creative director of Louis Vuitton and Off-White.

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The creative director of Louis Vuitton men’s wear, as well as the founder of his brand, Off-White, Mr Abloh, was a fashion theorist whose expansive and sometimes controversial approach to design was comparable to Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons.

By bridging the gap between hypebeast culture and the luxury world, Virgil Abloh reinvented not just what consumers wanted to wear, but what brands wanted in a designer – and the very definition of “fashion.”.

He was a master of using irony, reference, and the self-aware wink (plus the digital world) to re-contextualize the familiar and give it a far more salient cultural role.

His design work for the covers of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Lil Uzi Vert, Octavian, pop Smoke, Westside Gunn and others made him a highly visible figure in the rap world.

Abloh has worked closely with West before becoming a designer. In an interview, West said of Abloh: “I have all these ideas and Virgil is able to make them happen because he is a true architect.”

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As a rapper, West said of Abloh: “I have all these ideas, and Virgil is the architect who can take my ideas and make them reality.”

Following news that Virgil Abloh died of cancer, celebrities are sharing tributes on Twitter.

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