LVMH's Virgil Abloh Dead at 41

Issue 99

The street fashion world suffered a major blow after the news of Virgil Abloh's passing broke early on Sunday. He lost a private battle with an aggressive form of cardiac cancer at age 41. Known as the founder of the rising Off-White brand worth near $750 million on time of Abloh’s passing, Abloh had been leading the street fashion design world for the last decade.

During the pinnacle of his career, he became an Artistic Director at LVMH’s Louis Vuitton back in 2019 which bought a 60% stake in Off-White’s parent company New Gaurds Group. Rising to possibly one of the most creative street fashion groups in American history, Abloh was the most advanced student from a group that was initially led by businessman, fashion designer, and rapper Kanye West.

Source: New York Times