Virgil Abloh, Creative Director of Louis Vuitton, dies at age 41

The iconic designer not only worked for Louis Vuitton, but also founded his own brand, Off White. Breaking barriers and being an innovator is what Virgil was known for, adored by his family, friends, and fans. According to The New York Times, “Mr. Abloh transformed not just what consumers wanted to wear, bridging hypebeast culture and the luxury world, but what brands wanted in a designer — and the meaning of “fashion” itself.”

Image courtesy of The New York Times

His work was prominent in the media industry, especially through his collaboration and friendship with Kanye West. Many wonder who will replace Virgil Abloh as Creative Director of Louis Vuitton, and some have even rumored that Kanye West will step in his place.

As the fashion industry mourns the loss of a genius, Virgil’s creations and memory will never leave us. His impact on fashion, the media industry, and the world will never be forgotten.

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