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Virgil Abloh, Fashion’s Most Powerful Black Exec, Dies at 41

  • Off-White founder broke barriers between streetwear, luxury
  • Louis Vuitton plans tribute for Abloh in Miami on Tuesday
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WATCH: Virgil Abloh, one of fashion’s most influential Black designers, has died aged 41.Source: Bloomberg
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Virgil Abloh, LVMH’s star designer and the most high-profile Black figure in luxury fashion, died on Sunday at age 41 after battling cancer for several years. His death led to an outpouring of emotion from fashion to entertainment celebrities worldwide.

A post on Abloh’s Instagram account said that he had privately battled cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare, aggressive form of cancer, since 2019. A tribute for the designer will be held in Miami on Tuesday as Louis Vuitton had planned a catwalk to showcase the spring-summer 2022 collection in the Florida city.