It is indeed a black day in fashion as we lost a gem from the fraternity. Artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton and founder of Off-White, designer Virgil Abloh has left the mortal world for a heavenly abode on Sunday, November 28 after battling a rare form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma 'privately' for several years. He was 41.
Sending a shock wave across the fashion industry, many celebs mourned the death of the iconic fashion designer. Tributes started pouring in from supermodels Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, celebrities Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and designers such as Tom Ford, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Donatella Versace, amongst many others.
Gigi, Bella and Kendall penned ‘heartbreaking’ posts describing their personal experiences with the designer.
Hailey Bieber expressed her grief by posting a lovely tribute to Virgil.
Sports legend David Beckham expressed shock and grief to this ‘devastating’ news and hailed the creative pioneer whose legacy would last forever.
Bollywood celebs like Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Karan Johar mourned the loss of the fashion legend.
Anand Ahuja shared a memento and a sneaker moment with the iconic designer and expressed his sorrow.
Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative director of Valentino, Versace-founder Donatella Versace, Dior's Maria Grazia Chiuri and designer Tom Ford too mourned the death of the American designer and shared a heartwarming post full of tributes.
One of the first designers of colour to head a European Luxury house and change the definition of street-style fashion, Virgil will always hold a place in fashion history. His contribution to the industry was immense and no matter what, his void cannot be filled. Rest in Power, Virgil. You will be forever missed!
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