“I’m just a Chi- town nigga with a Nas flow / and my chick in that new Phoebe Philo…”
After sharing his fondness of Phoebe Philo in the first verse of Dark Fantasy, and once again when he sported a Céline women’s silk top during his 2011 Coachella performance, Kanye will, next week, be presenting Phoebe Philo’s creative director with the International Award for best fashion designer.
His love for Phoebe Philo may have landed him this tremendous honor from the CFDA. However, many “fashion experts” disagree with CFDA’s decision to let someone with such a “wild history” at award shows, to do the presenting. But, whether they like it or not, Kanye will be presenting the award at the Lincoln Center in NYC next week.
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.
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.