Star designer Virgil Abloh has died of cancer at the age of 41.
Family & LVMH, the French holding company that owns the luxury fashion brand, confirmed Sunday that Abloh had passed away earlier that day after several years’ private struggle with the disease. Family has confirmed through social media and fashion house.
According to WWD , Abloh joined Vuitton in March 2018, and his first show in June 2018 marked a new chapter in fashion history: the moment when streetwear crashed the hallowed halls of luxury brands.
In September 2019, the designer said he was taking a break from work on doctor’s orders. He never specified the nature of his illness.