Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh

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Updated On September 27, 2022

Virgil Abloh is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, and DJ from the United States. Since March 2018, Virgil Abloh has served as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collection. He is also the CEO of Off-White, a fashion house established in Milan that he created in 2013.

Early Life

The 42 years old Virgil Abloh was born in Rockford, Illinois on September 30, 1980, and his parents came to the United States from Ghana. His father was a manager, and his mother was a seamstress. She taught Abloh to sew at a young age. He and his sister are raised in Rockford, by Ghanaian immigrant parents. He belongs to the Ewe ethnicity of the Volta region in Ghana

Aside from that, there are no additional details about his parents, siblings, or early childhood life. Given his success, we can assume that he was well-raised by his parents in his hometown as a child.

In terms of education, he graduated from Boylan Catholic High School in 1998. He earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2002. In 2006, he got his Master of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).

Professional life

Virgil Abloh

Caption: Virgil Abloh with his business partner Kanye West (Source: world celebs)

Virgil Abloh started his career in 2009 with an internship at Fendi, where he met Kanye West. Later, they became good friends and began collaborating. After that, he starts making several stunning creations that drew the attention of Louis Vuitton’s chief executive officer. A year later, West hired Abloh as the creative director of his label. Kanye also named Abloh as the artistic designer for his album’s cover, which was released in 2011.

As soon as Abloh perfected his design skills, he bought a business for $40 and opened his design agency. But after a year, he sold it because he preferred to play with ideas rather than make money. Abloh was newly named as the artistic director for the men’s fashion department at Louis Vuitton.

His fashion styling career has been extremely diverse, starting with a clothesline, moving to interior design, and eventually to furniture designs. Abloh’s creative nodes are clear enough to attract nearly anyone who sees them. And this is what drew Louis Vuitton and IKEA around. Well, he designed a clean furniture collection for IKEA that will be published this year.

Achievements and Net Worth

In 2011, Virgil Abloh was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package for his work on the cover art for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s album Watch the Throne. He was a finalist for the LVMH Prize for Off-White in 2015. The only American designer nominated for the award was Virgil Abloh. At the 2017 British Fashion Awards, he won the Urban Luxe award.

In 2017, he was also named International Designer of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards. Derived largely from his position as creative director for his brand Off-White, as well as Nike partnerships. Abloh was one of two designers named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.

Abloh is said to have a net worth of $4 million. A man with a net worth of more than $10 million is thought to work in a world-class clothing line, run his clothing line, do architecture, and have an international music record. However, Abloh’s net worth is just $6 million.

Relationship Status

Virgil Abloh

Caption: Virgil Abloh with his wife Shannon Abloh (Source: world-celebs)

Virgil Abloh married Shannon, his high school girlfriend, in 2009. They have been living together since then, and they now own a home in Chicago, Illinois. Furthermore, the couple has two children.

During the George Floyd protests in mid-2020, Abloh drew backlash after uploading a screenshot on social media. He showed a $50 donation to Miami-based art collective empower to go towards protesters’ legal expenses, adding that he was “crazy inspired.”

Body Measurement and Social media

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Caption: Virgil Abloh body measurement (Source: world-celebs)

Virgil is 6 Feet 2 Inches tall and weighs 85 kg. Aside from that, there are no details about his body measurements. His facial features, however, show that he has black eyes and black hair. He now prefers to keep his hair shaved.

He uses social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. There are over 5.8 million followers on his Instagram account. There are 499.4K followers on Twitter.

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