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Virgil Abelu, the esteemed and successful designer who founded the Street-Warp Offite Pillar, died at the age of 41 as a result of cancer, which he kept secret for two years

Virgil Abel died at the age of 41 from cancer

Virgil Abelou, the esteemed and successful designer who founded the Street-Warp Offite pillar, died at the age of 41 as a result of cancer, which he kept secret for two years.

His official Instagram page read "Throughout the period he maintained professional ethics, curiosity and optimism"

Tanya Garcia


Sunday, 28 November 2021, 21:50 Updated: 21:55

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Astonishment and sadness in the fashion world - Virgil Abelow dies as a result of cancer (Photo: GettyImages)

LVMH Corporation, Louis Vuitton and the Off White brand house announced tonight (Sunday) the death of Virgil Abelou, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton and founder of the successful Street Style brand Off White after a war on cancer that has been kept secret for the past two years, at just 41 years old.

The post posted on the rising designer's official Instagram page came as bitter news in complete surprise to the fashion and music industry that mourned his unfortunate death, leaving behind a wife and two children.

The post details a long-running battle with a type of cardiac, violent and rare cancer and explains the desire to preserve Abel's privacy: "Fashion, art and culture. Throughout the period, he maintained professional ethics, curiosity and optimism."

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Able who was identified as the chief designer of the men's department of the prestigious Louis Vuitton fashion house from 2018, and became the first black man to screw in such a reputed position, assimilated for many years in the fashion industry and thus founded his private label "Off White" which was a dizzying success worldwide as a young brand And sold.

One of the most notable connections that brought his public consciousness, among other things, was the good and close friendship with Kenya West, a company formed in 2009, the year Virgil began his career as a Fendi brand intern.

Since then the two have used to collaborate in the fields of fashion and music and have become supporters of each other's ventures.

Only 41 years old, after a long battle with violent cancer.

Along with best friend Kenya West (Photo: GettyImages)

Abelou is considered a designer with extraordinary vision and creativity, having in recent years managed to mix high fashion with the street world.

Abelu has gained recognition and sympathy among an entire industry for being a phenomenon in his making, with work alongside supermodels and reputed aces who wore his best creations, including Haley Bieber who married in a dress he designed, the Hadid sisters who never missed a run by Ofvit, Naomi Campbell, Kendall Jenner, Rihanna and more .

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Everyone wore it - Virgil and Gigi Hadid (Photo: GettyImages)

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