His meteoric career has forever marked the fashion world. Sunday, November 28, the LVMH group and those close to Virgil Abloh announced the disappearance of the fashion designer at the age of 41 as a result of a rare form of cancer. While he fought against the disease in the greatest discretion, never having publicly shared his cancer and his treatments, many personalities paid tribute to him. Close friends or acquaintances, most remember Virgil Abloh’s vision of the world, especially fashion, he who broke several codes of luxury to reach the largest possible audience, and address several generations. And this is the case of Laeticia Hallyday, who paid a discreet tribute to Kanye West’s best friend.
“From my point of view, I try to represent a generation. You know, each generation has creators who accompany it”, once said Virgil Abloh. What the companion of Jalil Lespert did not fail to relay in a story on Instagram, she of which we do not know if she had one day met the artistic director of Louis Vuitton. But his death seems to affect more people than his relatives, so much has he become in just a few years one of the most promising designers in the world of fashion, both criticized and acclaimed, accused of plagiarism but also, among the most copied artists in the world.
These stars who paid tribute to Virgil Abloh
Suffered from cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare tumor since 2019, Virgil Abloh leaves the fashion world in mourning, as well as his wife Shannon, who was his childhood sweetheart, and their two children, Lowe and Gray. Among the personalities who paid tribute to him and mourn his disappearance, there are models Gigi and Bella Hadid, regulars on his catwalks, but also Hailey Baldwin, whose wedding dress he had made. The Kardashian clan has also expressed its mourning, as has Kanye West, best friend of the creator, who paid tribute to him in a moving livestream, by bringing together several members of his Sunday Service, to interpret several songs like the singer’s Easy on me. Adele. A tribute all the stronger, as Virgil Abloh was the creative director of Donda, the rapper’s last album.
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