Louis Vuitton Designer Virgil Abloh Dies of Cancer at 41

 Virgil Abloh, the founder of luxury streetwear brand Off-Whiteand artistic director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton, has died from cancer at the age of 41.

Abloh is one of the most influential designers of his generation, Abloh had been privately battling the disease for several years, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said in a statement on Sunday.

Abloh worked as an intern at Fendi in 2009, the same year as rapper Kanye West, and the two formed a relationship, with Abloh eventually becoming the creative director of DONDA and the artistic director for the 2011 album “Watch the Throne” from West and Jay-Z.

Off-White, Abloh’s high-end streetwear fashion house, was founded in 2013 and five years later, Louis Vuitton brought him into the fold as the artistic director of the menswear ready wear line, making him one of the only Black designers to lead a major French fashion house.

Abloh is survived by his wife, Shannon, their two children, Lowe and Grey, his sister Edwina and parents Nee and Eunice.

Prayers to his family and loved ones.

The Culture Keeper-

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