Kanye West in a Louis Vuitton Scarf
Kanye West is always taking it a level up: he’s told the French press that he’s signed on to design a line of men’s shoes for Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton has not yet confirmed the story. “I grew up with the Louis look, you know,” he told the Guardian paper at last week’s Vuitton runway show in Paris. “I just love the style.”
Calling himself the “Louis Vuitton Don”, Kanye has proven his devotion to the brand over the years. In June
2007 Kanye had his birthday party at a Louis Vuitton store.
Kanye and his Murakami-design birthday cake
In October 2007 he announced a partnership with artist Takashi Murakami to design a line of jewelry. Murakami designed a sold out line of limited edition handbags for Louis Vuitton, and also did the cover art for Kanye’s Graduation album.
Kanye’s even decorated his house with Louis Vuitton steamer trunks. The man is hardcore when it comes to lovin LV.
Kanye and the sold out metallic line of Louis Vuitton
Kanye views himself as a trendsetter and is always pushing the fashion envelope when it comes to his own ensembles. He’s been working very retro early to mid 80’s looks with big plastic frame glasses and jeans jackets. All I know is if the Louis Vuitton Don brings back acid-wash jeans I’ll kill myself… and him.
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About Kanye West
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z’s The Blueprint (2001), as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used high-pitched vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. He later broadened his influences to include 1970s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, house, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, industrial, and classical music.