One year after the death of designer Virgil Abloh, his widow, 섀넌, is opening up about his illness and their private life together.
와의 인터뷰에서 뉴욕 타임즈, she talked about the designer’s fight with cancer, their private life, and the type of relationship they had.
“Even though we knew the challenge of what he was fighting, it went a lot faster than we thought it was going to,” Shannon told the publication.
Virgil was diagnosed with “드문, 공격적인 형태의 암” 심장혈관육종이라고 불리는, according to an Instagram post announcing his death. He underwent “numerous challenging treatments” all while continuing his work in fashion and art.
“We never had the ‘this is the legacy that I want you to work toward’ discussion,” Shannon said. “But because I was with him for so long, I knew every inch of him. I knew every inch of his brain.”
Shannon also talked about how the private couple worked together. “It was just the way our relationship worked,” 그녀는 말했다 타임스. “We knew we wanted to build this close family, and we needed someone to be the stable partner. I was happy to do that.”
가족, including kids Lowe and Grey, was able to spend more time together than normal because his diagnosis coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I know that Covid was an incredibly hard thing for so many people,” Shannon said. “But for us it was an amazing time because Virgil didn’t have to make excuses to get out of shows or DJ-ing.”
Shannon added, “No one could go anywhere. So we were able to have those last two and a half years.”
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Born on Sept. 30, 1980, Abloh was known for his work as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection, a role he assumed in March 2018.
He also served as chief executive officer of the Off-White label, 그가 설립한 2012.
LVMH, 루이 뷔통, and Off-White said in a joint statement at the time of his death that they were “황폐화” by the news.
“We are all shocked after this terrible news,” said Bernard Arnault, Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, 성명서에서. “Virgil was not only a genius designer [그리고] a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and wisdom.”