Kanye West arrived at a private viewing of George Condo’s new exhibit in London last night for a surprise performance.
Never one to go long without making a splash in the fashion world, Mr West is bringing George Condo’s illustrations to silky life by releasing a set of five scarves (one for each album cover).
The scarves are a collaboration with French fashion duo M/M and will be limited to 100 per design. These will surely be highly sought after collector items, so if you want a piece of art & fashion history, and have $365 US to splurge, head over to mmparis.com on Monday to snag one.
After Kanye’s inspired collaboration with artist George Condo for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’s five album covers, the two are back at it again, drawing from those images to create a new line of t-shirts. This marks the second time West has turned Fantasy’s artwork into clothing, having also announced plans to work with French duo M/M to turn his twisted imagery into scarves just three weeks ago. The move continues to show Yeezy’s love for fashion, a man not shy about displaying his outlandish styles in public and in his videos.
Lucky fans will be the first to snag the t-shirts as Kanye headlines the Coachella Music and Arts Festival this Sunday, another stop on his whirlwind of music festivals. Fans will be able to purchase a shirt for $50, choosing from several different designs including Condo’s iconic ballerina, red “Runaway” text, the Power artwork, and Kanye as king against a black background.
Plans for a retail release of the collection have not yet been announced. So for us Kanye fans who can’t go to Coachella, well, we’ll just have to wait.
Only in Kanye West’s world could a hip-hop album beget a luxe accessories line. Today photographer Antony Crook steps into the studio of acclaimed graphic design and art direction team M/M (Paris) as they prep a new range of scarves inspired by the artwork on West’s latest, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The superstar commissioned M/M’s Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag to create an illustrative letterset for the album’s liner notes as a complement to its cover art series of five bawdy paintings by American artist George Condo.
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