PICS: Kanye West for Louis Vuiton in GQ


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West for Vuitton
Kanye West collaborates with Louis Vuitton on a line of luxe shoes

Louis Vuitton has long been the rapper’s label of choice – indeed it was once rumoured that when hip-hop WAG (and now Phat Fashions creative director) Kimora Simmons was still married to Def Jam record label founder Russell she was the French house’s biggest customer. So it makes sense that it has now teamed up with Kanye West to bring out a line of shoes. The relationship should have come as no surprise as, in his own words (from “Last Call” with Jay-Z) he’s “Kan, the Louis Vuitton don”. The Kanye West collection will consist of three designs: classic trainers called Don’s; high tops called Tour; and Mr Hudson, which are based on boat shoes…

When GQ meets up with West in the Louis Vuitton showroom in Paris, all cream carpets and panoramic views down the Seine to the Eiffel Tower, it appears that he is almost as excited by this project as he is by shifting millions of records around the world. Proof of this comes when I am ushered into the side room that contains all West’s shoes, where he reviews his designs in private. Bear in mind that this is the man who, for the next week, is never seen surrounded by less than four people…

As a man who takes his footwear seriously, West is keen that I try on all his designs after himself; he takes the opportunity to see what they look like on someone else’s feet as well as his own. The three lines he finally decided upon are the result of a whole pile of prototypes, which he constantly examines minutely – you can tell he found it hard to be limited to just a trio of choices. While picking up and putting down a series of different shapes and colours of trainers, West discusses every tiny detail of the shoes, though for a performer he is surprisingly shy and speaks very quietly – rarely catching your eye.

But he is more than happy with the final three, particularly with his hip-hop take on a boat shoe. And when he attends the Louis Vuitton catwalk show later that week he is wearing a bright-red version of the “Don’s”. To rhyme with “Vuit-ton’s”, of course.

Link: West for Vuitton [GQMagazine.co.uk via SeanTheRobot]

More on what he’s wearing and how much at the GQ link above.


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13 Responses to “PICS: Kanye West for Louis Vuiton in GQ”

  1. FRANCOIS Says:

    and he is not gay??

  2. JEAN-PIERRE Says:

    no Francois, he’s not gay.

  3. Los Says:

    and he is not gay??

    ^^ wait, people think he’s not?

  4. sol fraze Says:

    I don’t know if people are aware of this, but the thing that actually makes you gay is having sexual relations of some sort with a person of the same sex, not the clothes that you wear. Just thought I’d give you a heads up on that since some of you seem confused.

    Man on man love = gay.

    Man on GQ photoshoot in LV shoes /= gay (necessarily)

  5. FRANCOIS Says:

    Los Says:

    August 1st, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    and he is not gay??

    ^^ wait, people think he’s not?
    ______________________________

    people look at me like i am crazy when i say that. peep him striking a pose. im not saying it because hip-hop is supposed to be on some masculine shit or because im homophobic. I say i because i have never seen such a serious male drama queen/DIVA in hip-hop. Or in general who is not gay.

  6. FRANCOIS Says:

    sol fraze Says:

    August 1st, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    I don’t know if people are aware of this, but the thing that actually makes you gay is having sexual relations of some sort with a person of the same sex, not the clothes that you wear. Just thought I’d give you a heads up on that since some of you seem confused.

    Man on man love = gay.

    Man on GQ photoshoot in LV shoes /= gay (necessarily)
    __________________________________________——-

    actually, you dont need to be having sex with another man to be gay. All that is needed is an attraction charcaterized by an emorional, psychological, and physical yearning for someone of the same sex.

    but i agree with you “Man on GQ photoshoot in LV shoes /= gay (necessarily).” i just think the brother is a hell of a diva in general to not be gay

  7. BSEENANDHEARD Says:

    If his finger has ever been two knuckles deep in Ambers Ass whilst diggin her out from the back then he is not gay LoL

  8. Te' Says:

    dudes saying he a fag need to grow up…..He just showing the world that some black ppl can actually dress!

  9. Te' Says:

    And we need that b/c ppl be clowning us blacks when it come to fashion… time to get it rite word!

  10. crisis Says:

    dude, yeezy is bigger than god
    he is the emperor of pop

    i would fuck kanye for sure

  11. crisis Says:

    sarcasm is the lowest form of humour

  12. ClickClack@gmail.com Says:

    ya batti boy kanye come out da closet.

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