Virgil Abloh (1980-2021) was an American fashion designer and entrepreneur.
He entered the fashion world in 2009 with an internship at Fendi alongside Kanye West, with whom he collaborated before launching his own luxury fashion brand. He founded the high-end label Off-White in 2013 and in 2018 became the creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear. He was the first African-American artistic director at a French luxury fashion house and was considered the most powerful black man in fashion.
He passed away in late November this year due to a rare form of cancer and is remembered as a man dedicated to his craft and to his mission to give others opportunities and promote equality in art and design.
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