FASHION

”Virgil was one of a kind — he changed the world”

In remembrance of a pioneer.
By JOHAN MAGNUSSON
November 29, 2021

Swedish entrepreneur Carolina Gahn met Virgil Abloh 13 years ago when he worked as a sidekick to her friend Kanye West. 

— We became good friends and have been travelling, hanging out, and also working together, she tells. 

How would you describe him?

— He was the kindest, most humble person I ever met. Virgil inspired millions, if not more, to be themselves and bring their creativity to the world. He was a true gentleman and an, overall, incredible being.

— I spoke to him just a couple of weeks ago and he sounded so happy and optimistic about a recent project he worked on and he was excited to hear about my projects as well. Such a truly humble person and good friend. The last time I saw him, we had dinner at his favourite restaurant in Paris and we laughed at the fact that he couldn’t rap. We both tried and it didn’t go well.

How will you remember him?

— Virgil was one of a kind — he changed the world. I will remember him as a real star full of humanity and talent with very contagious laughter. I am forever thankful for his friendship.

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