"Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom."

Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, commenting in a statement Sunday following the death of designer Virgil Abloh, “the barrier-breaking Black designer whose ascent to the heights of the traditional luxury industry changed what was possible in fashion,” as reported by The New York Times in its story, “Virgil Abloh, Barrier-Breaking Designer, Is Dead at 41”