Virgil Aplo, Louis Vuitton’s art director and founder of the streetwear brand Off White, died of cancer on Sunday at the age of 41.
“We are all shocked by this terrible news. Virgil is not a simple designer, he is a man of wonderful soul and great wisdom. The LVMH family joins me in this very sad moment and we all think of their loved ones who lost their husband, father, brother and friend.” LVMH announced on social media.
“He has personally chosen to endure his fight since he was diagnosed in 2019,” a rare malignant tumor of the heart, cardiac angiosarcoma, explained to his family in a post on the designer’s Instagram account.
An artist of “infinite curiosity”, he has created “paths to greater equality in art and design” and congratulated his family on his mourning and call to “celebrate Virgil’s life” to honor his privacy.
Celebrated for his unique vision and collaboration with big names in rap like Kanye West, he did not make a public announcement about his illness.
He has been the Art Director of the Louis Vuitton House since 2018.
Born in Rockford, Illinois, USA, on September 30, 1980, Virgil Aplo graduated from Madison University in Wisconsin with a degree in Civil Engineering and Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Your king Street wear Luxury products, he established himself over the years as one of the “best” designers with a connected millennial audience.
With Agencies France-Press
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