Fashion designer Virgil Abloh in Chicago, April 16, 2019. Abloh, the barrier-breaking Black designer whose ascent to the heights of the traditional luxury industry changed what was possible in fashion, died on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Chicago after a two-year battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare cancer. The New York Times

Virgil Abloh, barrier-breaking designer dies

His expansive approach to design inspired comparisons to artists including Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons. For him, clothes were totems of identity