Virgil Abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton and Off White, died Sunday night at the age of 41 after losing the battle against cancer. The LVMH group shared a statement with a statement about the brand’s losses. Abloh’s family confirmed that the fashion icon died while battling heart angiosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer for which he quietly underwent treatment for 2 years.
The news shocked the fashion industry, and celebrities, models and more have since shared heartfelt messages and revealed their favorite moments with the designer.
Hailey Bieber shared a heartfelt message with a series of photos with the designer tailoring her wedding dress. “From walking on his runways to getting him to design my wedding dress and all the other amazing moments in between, I felt like he was always messing with me,” she said in a long message.
Model BFF Kendal Jenner was also quick to share a series of photos with Abloh with a message about experiences she drew from the designer. “Even though he knew he only had that much time, he was bright, he was kind and he was full of love. We all need a little bit of Virgil in us,” the American supermodel said.
Gigi Hadid spoke of the designer’s “Kindness and energetic generosity left a lasting impression on every life he touched.”
Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri shared a photo with the designer, which “paved the way for many young creatives.”
Designer Marc Jacobs also took to his Instagram to share condolences with Abloh’s wife Shannon Abloh and the children Lowe and Gray Abloh, whom he is survived by.
Victoria Beckham also called the designer inspiration in so many ways in her thoughtful message.
Kris Jenner said she was devastated to hear the news and would miss the designer in her heartfelt message.
Singer Justin Timberlake shared a message that the designer was gone too soon. “You gave the world so much in such a short time,” he wrote.
Sophie Turner, who was Louis Vuitton’s face for a while, shared a picture with a caption that read, “Rest in Power.”
Kylie Jenner shared Sister Kendall Jenner’s post with a caption that read, “This really hurts.”
Joe Jonas shared the post about the late designer’s story with a broken heart emoji.
Kourtney Kardashian said the designer changed the world in her message.
Pharrell Williams remembered the kindness and generosity of the designer and said his work will live on forever.
Not only Hollywood celebrities, remarkable Bollywood names were also surprised by the designer’s sudden death. Karan Johar, who is a big fan of the brand and is often seen in Louis Vuitton and Off White ensembles, was crushed by this news.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas also shared deep condolences with her story.
Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Sobhita also mourned the designer’s death.
Sneakerhead Anand Ahuja shared a photo of the shoes the designer signed for him and remembered meeting the legend.
Designer Saisha Shinde called the late designer an overall genius!
Our deepest sympathy goes to the designer’s family, friends and colleagues.
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