On Sunday, Virgil Abloh passed away from cancer at the age of 41.
New Delhi: On Sunday, renowned fashion designer Virgil Abloh passed away suddenly from cancer at the age of 41. His untimely passing has grieved and crushed the hearts of celebrities all over the world. Natasha Poonawalla, a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and fashion aficionado, uploaded two images of herself wearing a Virgil Abloh outfit from France and expressed her sorrow at his passing in the following words: "Life is far too short. #virgilabloh A true expert in his field—innovative, kind, and modest. We will miss you. #theworldhaslostalegend." Virgil Abloh altered the unusual approach to design by bringing streetwear to the catwalk.
Anand Ahuja, a businessman in the fashion industry who founded the multi-brand footwear retailer VegNonVeg and owns the clothing line Bhane, also sent Virgil Abloh homage on social media. His first post had the title, "Unafraid to pursue & accomplish the future he dreamed of," and he had posted photos and videos of himself with the deceased fashion designer. "'HUJA' #VirgilWasHere," which was Virgil Abloh's signature and note for him on one of his sneakers, was the caption of his second post.
The first black American to reach the top of a prestigious French fashion brand, Virgil Abloh served as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear line. In 2012, he launched Pyrex Vision, his first clothing line, which later evolved into Off-White, the go-to brand for numerous celebrities all over the world.