Virgil Abloh's Hometown Honors Late Designer With "Virgil Abloh Day"

Virgil Abloh‘s hometown of Rockford, Illinois is honoring the late icon with his own day.

According to reports, city officials are naming December 1 as Virgil Abloh Day, with Mayor McNamara announcing and reading the drafted proclamation tomorrow. TMZ adds that the day will be Rockford’s way of paying tribute to the artistic director as the city recognizes Abloh’s impact on the community and the youth. The late designer’s family is supposedly aware and “thrilled” with the news, but it is not confirmed if they will be attending the ceremony.

Abloh died at age 41 over the weekend, with a statement from LVMH reading:

“He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture. Through it all, his work ethic, infinite curiosity, and optimism never wavered. Virgil was driven by his dedication to his craft and to his mission to open doors for others and create pathways for greater equality in art and design.”

In related news, HYPEBEAST took a look back at Virgil Abloh’s legacy as a clothing designer.
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