OFF White designer Virgil Abloh and rapper Kanye West feuded over the Yeezy brand’s “creative direction” before the fashion star died Sunday at the age of 41.
The duo ended their feud in 2018 and it was reported that West was one of the few people who knew about the designer. secret disease.
The two began working together in 2010 when Abloh joined West’s creative agency, Donda.
Abloh and West collaborated on Jay-Z and West’s 2011 album Watch the Throne, with Abloh serving as art director.
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Then, in 2018, amid constant efforts with West, Abloh was appointed artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collections.
That’s when the feud reportedly started.
Shortly after Abloh joined Louis Vuitton, West made a number of public attacks.
Abloh is listed in multiple stores as the creative director of Donda, but West has filed a profile to clarify.
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“But when they say he’s my creative director, that’s not true. He’s a creative collaborator,” West said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in early 2018.
Also in the interview, he said, “I was faced with a very heavy concept this week that I just couldn’t get out of my head.”
“It’s not bad or good, it’s my creative collaborator who is the head of Louis Vuitton.
“Because [Abloh and I] fought to make clothes at a certain price point that still had the same reliability and desirability as something at a higher price point. “
The feud is even mentioned in some of West’s songs, TMZ report.
The two ended their feud later in 2018 and were photographed at the Paris Louis show.
Abloh “gone too soon”
News about the designer’s death went viral on social media on Sunday, with the initial announcement post on Abloh’s Instagram account garnering millions of likes and comments.
“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our loved one Virgil Abloh, a devoted father, husband, son, brother and friend,” the caption began.
“He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Gray Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh, and many dear friends and colleagues.
“For more than two years, Virgil has bravely battled a rare form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma.
“He has chosen to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing multiple rounds of challenging treatment, all while running a number of key organizations including fashion, art and culture.”
Contributions continue to pour in from celebrities and fellow designers around the world.
Victoria Beckham, Gigi Hadid, Marc Jacobs, Drake, and more shared their thoughts and condolences.
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