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Ground-Breaking Black Designer Dies

  • WWD, Monday, November 29, 2021 12:35 PM

Deemed one of the most influential designers of his generation, Virgil Abloh, the artistic director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton, has died from cancer at the age of 41. Abloh, who founded luxury streetwear brand Off-White, broke barriers in his role at Vuitton, which was also the first time a Black designer had taken the reins of any major luxury brand. His first show in June 2018 “marked a new chapter in fashion: the moment when streetwear crashed the hallowed halls of luxury brands,” per WWD.

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