Nota de Falecimento

Virgil Abloh, aos 41 anos


O designer de moda norte-americano Virgil Abloh, diretor artístico da coleção masculina da Louis Vuitton e CEO da Off White, morreu neste domingo (28), aos 41 anos, devido a complicações de uma forma rara de câncer no coração (angiossarcoma cardíaco), diagnosticada em 2019.

Nascido em 30 de setembro de 1980, filho de pais ganeses, o estilista criou a marca Off White em 2013. Em 2018, tornou-se o primeiro estilista e o primeiro diretor criativo negro a ser contratado pela Louis Vuitton.

Na conta de Abloh no Instagram, foi publicada a seguinte mensagem: "We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh, and numerous dear friends and colleagues.

For over two years, Virgil valiantly battled a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma. He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture.

Through it all, his work ethic, infinite curiosity, and optimism never wavered. Virgil was driven by his dedication to his craft and to his mission to open doors for others and create pathways for greater equality in art and design. He often said, “Everything I do is for the 17-year-old version of myself,” believing deeply in the power of art to inspire future generations.

We thank you all for your love and support, and we ask for privacy as we grieve and celebrate Virgil’s life".

A LVHM também postou em sua conta no Instagram um texto lamentando o falecimento de Abloh, incluindo uma declaração de Bernard Arnault, CEO do grupo. "We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom. The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother or their friend".

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