The life and legacy of Virgil Abloh
Virgil Abloh wore many hats. As the first African American artistic director of Louis Vuitton and founder of his own brand, Off-White, he changed the face of streetwear. Abloh designed the clothing worn by everyone from Serena Williams to Spike Lee and had an extensive relationship with rapper and designer Kanye West. The Rockford-born, legendary Black designer died last week after battling cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare cancer. He was 41. To talk about his trailblazing work as a designer and the impact he’s left behind with the chief fashion critic from the New York Times.
Fashion director and chief fashion critic for The New York Times
Breaking News: Virgil Abloh, the barrier-breaking Black designer whose ascent to the heights of the traditional luxury industry changed what was possible in fashion, died on Sunday in Chicago. He was 41. https://t.co/6h8dJ7fffL pic.twitter.com/Ksbu63cU5y— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 28, 2021
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