Virgil Abloh, the Louis Vuitton and Off-White designer, and the boundary-breaking creative force at the center of contemporary fashion and culture, died Sunday at the age of 41. Abloh died of cancer “which he had been battling privately privately for several years,” LVMH, the parent company that owns Louis Vuitton, shared in a statement Sunday morning.
“We are all shocked after this terrible news,” said LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault. “Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom. The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother or their friend.” Abloh fought a rare form of cancer known as cardiac angiosarcoma, according to a statement posted posthumously to the designer’s Instagram. “He chose to endure