Virgil Abloh, the memory of Gigi Hadid and the other stars: “We will miss him deeply” – Corriere.it

Virgil Abloh, the memory of Gigi Hadid and the other stars: “We will miss him deeply” – Corriere.it
Virgil Abloh, the memory of Gigi Hadid and the other stars: “We will miss him deeply” – Corriere.it
from Alice Scaglioni

From sisters Hadid, Gigi and Bella, to Hailey Bieber, passing through big names in fashion such as Donatella Versace, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Olivier Rousteing: the fashion system mourns the death of designer Abloh

The whole world of fashion and entertainment has clung to Virgil Abloh’s family at the news of his death. From sisters Hadid, Gigi and Bella, to Hailey Bieber, passing through big names in fashion such as Donatella Versace, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Olivier Rousteing.

“I am heartbroken over the loss of my dear friend, and friend of the rest of the world, Virgil Abloh,” he writes. Gigi Hadid on social networks. “His gentleness and generosity left a lasting imprint on every life he touched – he made everyone feel listened to and special. We will be deeply missed, caressed and celebrated by me and by all the people and industries who have had the good fortune to work and know the real supernova behind this man … You will continue to inspire me every day of my life ».

And immediately after, his sister Bella, also one of the most popular models in the world, addresses a thought to the late designer: «He made every person he met feel special in any way possible. Even when the world felt sad, it brought laughter, color and beauty. The most beautiful warrior soul. I can not believe it”.

One of the great protagonists of the fashion world also remembers him, Donatella Versace: «Virgil, I’m speechless. The world has lost a fashion superstar. An innovator. A creator who will end up in the history books. I think of all your loved ones in this tragic moment. With love, Donatella », she writes on Instagram, sharing a shot that portrays her together with the deceased Abloh and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Among the models he also remembers it Hailey Bieber, wife of singer Justin, whose wedding dress was designed by Abloh himself. «Virgil has completely changed my outlook on street style and fashion. I was deeply inspired by the way he looked at things. I will never be able to fully express how grateful I am for meeting him and working with him, for walking his runways and for my wedding dress that he designed for me, as well as for all the other moments we have. shared “.

“I can’t believe I’m writing this. If you have had the privilege of knowing Virgil, you have been in luck. He was the kindest, most positive, joyful person I have ever met. His genuine smile was able to warm the heart, ”reads the account of Kendall Jenner.

“I am shocked, my heart is broken. This man has done so much for so many people. He lived to create – he writes Cara delevingne -. I just hope that his decision to fight this disease in a private way, that he still felt that he was surrounded by the love of the world and the people close to him. You will never be forgotten and you will continue to inspire day after day ».

It’s still Riccardo Tisci, chief creative officer of Burberry (“I will remember that kind boy who remained humble in front of the whole world”), Anna Dello Russo (“Rest in peace, you changed the rules of the fashion industry”), Maria Grazia Chiuri (“He was such a brilliant designer that he paved the way for many young creatives”), Olivier Rousteing (“You have always brought so much love, light and talent into the world”).

The artists of the world of music

It is not only the fashion system that mourns the untimely death of Virgil Abloh, but also the world of music with which the designer himself had a strong bond. Beyoncé on her website extends her condolences to the designer’s family and writes: «We will honor you forever, Virgil. Thank you for inspiring an entire generation. ”

Also Justin Timberlake he addresses a thought to his friend who died after years of fighting the disease: «You have given the world so much, in such a short time. I am honored to have known you, thank you for sharing your gift with us ».

November 29, 2021 (change November 29, 2021 | 12:44)

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