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US Fashion designer Virgil Abloh, 41, dies of cancer

By AFP
28 November 2021   |   7:35 pm
Top US fashion designer Virgil Abloh, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection, has died of cancer aged 41, the fashion and luxury house's French owners LVMH announced on Sunday...

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 17, 2018 shows US fashion designer Virgil Abloh acknowledging applause following the presentation of the men’s Fall/Winter 2018/2019 collection he designed for Off White, in Paris. – US designer and artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s collections Virgil Abloh died on November 28, 2021 of cancer at the age of 41, according to the LVMH group. (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP)

Top US fashion designer Virgil Abloh, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection, has died of cancer aged 41, the fashion and luxury house’s French owners LVMH announced on Sunday.

“We are all shocked by this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, but also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom,” LVMH chief executive Bernard Arnault said in a statement.

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 23, 2018 shows US fashion designer for Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh, attending the Dior Men’s Spring/Summer 2019 fashion show in Paris. – US designer and artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s collections Virgil Abloh died on November 28, 2021 of cancer at the age of 41, according to the LVMH group. (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP)

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 20, 2019 shows US fashion designer Virgil Abloh acknowledging the audience at the end of the presentation of Louis Vuitton’s creation during the men’s spring/summer 2020 fashion collection in Paris. – US designer and artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s collections Virgil Abloh died on November 28, 2021 of cancer at the age of 41, according to the LVMH group. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)