Month: November 2021

Fashion icon Virgil Abloh was killed at 41 by a rare heart cancer. Here’s how to spot the signs, and how it’s treated.

Creative Director Virgil Abloh acknowledges the audience during the Off-White Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 20, 2018 in Paris, France.

Virgil Abloh died on Sunday aged 41.Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

  • Virgil Abloh, 41, was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton and CEO of fashion house Off-White.

  • Abloh was diagnosed with cardiac angiosarcoma in 2019.

  • Symptoms can include swelling of the feet, legs, ankles, or abdomen.

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh died Sunday following a private, years-long battle with a rare and aggressive heart cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma.

Abloh, 41, was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton and CEO of fashion house Off-White.

A post on the designer’s Instagram page divulged details of his illness, which he kept private since his diagnosis in 2019.

Here’s what you need to know about cardiac angiosarcoma, the illness that ended his life.

Risk factors for cardiac angiosarcoma

It’s unclear what causes cardiac angiosarcoma. Experts generally agree that it begins with abnormal cell division, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Risk factors may include smoking, sun exposure,

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David Beckham gets a kiss from beloved wife Victoria as they share a rare glimpse at family life in the Cotswolds

DAVID and Victoria Beckham have definitely taken to country life, if their latest Instagram snaps are anything to go by.

The couple posted photos from a hike in the countryside surrounding their £6m Cotswolds mansion – and David even managed to convince his fashion designer wife to wear a tweed jacket and a checked flat cap.

David and Victoria are getting stuck into country life

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David and Victoria are getting stuck into country life

Posting a sweet photo of her kissing David on the cheek, Victoria wrote: “When @davidbeckham makes you wear it! kisses from our Saturday walk in the British countryside.”

The Beckhams moved back to the UK earlier this year with their children Romeo, 19, Cruz, 16, and Harper, 10, while their eldest Brooklyn, 22, remained in the US with his fiancée Nicola Peltz, 26.

Victoria and David’s sprawling Grade II listed Chipping Norton property has everything they could need – including pools, pamper areas

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‘House of Gucci’ fashion is true to the brand’s ‘toxic family’

Gucci! “It was a name that sounded so sweet, so seductive,” purrs Lady Gaga in the opening of “House of Gucci,” the new movie about the 1995 murder that rocked the historic fashion house.

“[It was] synonymous with wealth, style, power,” she continues in voiceover. “But the name was a curse, too.”

What an understatement! “House of Gucci” unfolds like a Shakespearean tragedy, filled with backstabbing, betrayal, murder and more — all done in the most extravagant, over-the-top opulence: silk cravats and piles of jewels, enormous furs and va-va-voom dresses, double-G Gucci logos on ev-er-y-thing.

“What a toxic family they were,” Janty Yates, the costume designer for the film, told The Post. She added that the real-life personalities were just as flagrant — and flamboyant — as their on-screen counterparts: “We took [their looks] fairly directly from photographic reference.”

Lady Gaga in "House of Gucci."
Lady Gaga is a social-climbing fashionista in “House
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Annual Tribute fashion show honors up-and-coming model who died in drowning

ST. LOUIS – Mother Model Management hosted their annual Tribute Fashion show Saturday at the City Foundry. This year’s show welcomed home more than 60 models who have walked runways and modeled for brands and magazines all over the world to honor a model who died this past summer.

Kara Wrice was a 16-year-old incoming junior at Webster Groves High School and a rising star on the volleyball team. She was just beginning to make her print in the fashion industry before she died in a drowning in the Meramac River in Castlewood Park in July. Both her immediate family and her fashion family at Mother Model refuse to let her legacy die with her. 

Mary Clark, co-owner of Mother Model, said, “Her life was so spirit filled and energetic and happy and the impact she had on our models specifically was significant.”

Hundreds of St. Louis creatives, photographers, fashion

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