Celebrities react to designer’s death after the battle against cancer

Donatella Versace claimed that the world had lost a “fashion superstar.”

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Donatella Versace,Versace Vice President wrote that she was “lost for words”Learn more about Abloh’s sudden death.

Versace captioned a photo with the pair and Naomi Campbell, claiming that Off-White’s founder was an “innovator.”

“A creator for the history books. I am thinking of all your loved ones on this tragic day. Love, Donatella,”She added. 

Hailey Bieber stated that Abloh has changed her life. “looked at street style and fashion.”

Virgil Abloh (R) and Hailey Baldwin backstage during The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 4, 2017 in London, England.

Hailey’s wedding gown was designed by Abloh.

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Hailey Bieber,Abloh was asked to design Justin Bieber’s wedding gown. “a once in a generation creative mind that is so rare,”In a tribute Instagram posting

Hailey shared a never-before seen photo of Abloh and herself at a dress fitting and expressed gratitude for having met him. “From walking on his runways to having him design my wedding dress and all the other amazing moments in between, I felt he was always rooting for me,”She added. 

Justin Bieber captioned the post as a tribute to Abloh “Rest in paradise king.”

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JustinAbloh’s passing brought him his own tribute.

The 27-year old captioned a photo of Abloh: “We lost a real one, rest in paradise king.”

Drake claimed he would “touch the sky”1,000 more in honor of Abloh.

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“My plan is to touch the sky 1000 more times for you,” Drake In an Instagram tribute, wroteAbloh, his friend.

The rapper also wrote the following: “Love you eternally brother,”Before you thank him “for everything.”

He posted a series photos of them together and ended with an image of his Abloh private plane custom-designed by him. 

Kanye West donated Donda Live for Abloh.

Kanye West and Stylist Virgil Abloh pose after the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France.

Kanye West donated his Donda Live website for Abloh.

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Kanye West posted a tribute on his website to Abloh. Donda Live. It said: “In loving memory of Virgil Abloh, the creative director of Donda.”

Abloh and West worked closely together for years — the fashion creator designed the artwork for the rapper’s 2007 album, “Graduation,”Later, he was nominated for a Grammy for his artistic vision of Jay-Z and West’s 2011 album “Watch the Throne”, as Insider previously reported. 

Marc Jacobs expressed his sympathy to Abloh’s loved one.

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Designer and creative friend Marc JacobsAbloh was remembered in a touching tribute shared by him on his Instagram. He offered his condolences for Abloh’s loved one, family, and friends. 

“Rest In Peace and in Power dear Virgil,”Jacobs wrote. “Gone way too soon. Thank you for all you have given us.”


Gigi Hadid called Abloh a “true supernova.”

igi Hadid and Virgil Abloh attend the launch of Evian and Virgil Abloh’s limited-edition “One Drop can make a Rainbow” collection at Theatre National de Chaillot, Paris, on Monday February 25th

Hadid expressed her heartbreak at hearing about the loss of Abloh.

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Gigi Hadid captioned a number of Abloh’s personal Instagram photosSend a warm message. 

“His kindness and energetic generosity left a lasting impression on every life he touched — he made everyone feel seen and special,”The model wrote. “He will be deeply missed, cherished, and celebrated by me and all the people and industries that have been lucky enough to work around & know the true supernova behind this man.”


Kendall Jenner stated that Abloh’s battle with private cancer was what made him the person he was. “He never wanted anyone to worry about him.”

Model Kendall Jenner and designer Virgil Abloh attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.

Jenner claimed that Abloh’s friends were some of the best. “lucky ones.”

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Kendall Jenner posted to Instagram Share your tribute to Abloh. She stated that people who had the opportunity to know him were some of his most valued friends. “lucky ones.”

“V taught me and all of us a very important lesson, although he knew he had only so long, he was bright, he was kind & he was full of love,”Jenner wrote. “We all need a little bit of Virgil in us. He leaves us with his influence, to create and change the world.”

Amanda Gorman, a poet, calls Abloh her meeting. “an honor”She shared a photo showing her a dress he made and was inspired to wear it by his grandmother.

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Amanda Gorman, poet laureateAbloh stated that. “talent and soul will be sorely missed”In A tribute to Instagram

Gorman included a photo taken for her Vogue cover shoot in which she wore a dress by Abloh in honour of his grandmother. 

“I count myself so privileged to have met you and to have worn such a beautiful piece by you designed in honor of your grandmother,”She wrote. “I knew then I was experiencing the honor of wearing a designer whose work transcends both past and present.”

Kim Jones, Dior’s Artistic Director, called Abloh “one of the kindest people you could meet.”

Virgil Abloh and Kim Jones attend the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 23, 2018 in Paris, France

Kim Jones recalls times spent travelling the world with Abloh.

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Kim Jones is a British designer and artistic director for Dior Menswear. Abloh said “one of the kindest people you could meet”An Instagram tribute 

“Many great times spent traveling the world and hanging out in hotel rooms working on the floor and going through Japanese magazines and laughing and talking about ideas,”Jones wrote before sharing his thoughts with Shannon and Abloh. 

Bella Hadid said Abloh “was someone for everyone.”

Model Bella Hadid and Stylist Virgil Abloh attend the Virgil Abloh "Efflorescence" Exhibition Preview at Kreo Gallery on January 14, 2020 in Paris, France.

Bella Hadid stated that she was “at a loss”We were shocked to learn of Abloh’s death.

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Model Bella Hadid posted to InstagramShe wanted to share her thoughts about Abloh’s passing. He said that he “made every person he came across feel special in whatever way he possibly could.”

“Even when the world felt sad, he brought laughter and color and beauty. The way he made a positive impact on anything he touched, and always pushed for his culture/the world is the reason why he was an angel on earth and one to so many,” Bella wrote. “The most beautiful warrior soul.”

Pharrell Williams called Abloh his “abloh” “thoughtful creative genius.”

DJ Virgil Abloh performs as G-Star RAW and Pharrell Williams open its flagship store on Fifth Avenue on June 1, 2016 in New York City.

Abloh performed at Williams’s flagship store in 2016 with G-Star Raw.

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Singer and fashion designer Pharell Williams called AblohA “kind, generous, thoughtful creative genius”In a tribute tweet. 

“Your work as a human and your work as a spiritual being will live forever,”He wrote. “Sending love and light to your wife, children, family and day ones.”

“You’re with the Master now, shine,”Williams also added. 

Idris Elba shared a black square via his Instagram.

Idris Elba (L) and Virgil Abloh attend the Louis Vuitton and Virgil Abloh London Pop-Up on October 19, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Elba posted a black rectangle on his Instagram in memory of Abloh.

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IdrisElba is a British actorHe uploaded a blank square in black to his Instagram account and captioned it “Virgil”In memory of the designer. 

He wrote: “He shared more Twitter posts.Too soon, Virgil.This world will miss you, man.”

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