Sunday, 18 May 2008
If there’s one celebrity who have, during the latest 12 months, become customary on the
With men’s SS09 fashion weeks commencing next month, Kanye’s mail box is probably cramped with glossy and nicely decorated fashion invitations from Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, V&R, Marc Jacobs, John Galliano and other designer’s the hip hop phenomenon has bonded with. Quite different privileges his super star status has granted him compared with us mortal who would have to beg and sent flowers to the PR-people in our contact lists in order to get a last minute invitation to a fashion show.
One might suspect that his front row fascination is all for flossin and the sweet sensation of spotting a chair with paper displaying your name, but Kanye’s admiration for fashion is genuine. Although sitting on first row comes with a high degree of status Kanye has throughout his music career expressed his love for high fashion with pretty styled hip hop outfits. Likewise with his music he walks down his own path. At fashion shows he tones down on the street wear but yet managed to put on a little show of his own with tasteful but yet fresh and vivid outfits.
Being a chameleon by adapting to different occasions without compromising your demeanor and character too much is a skill few people posses. Naturally Kanye’s taste in music will translate into his clothes but still he has his feet on the ground and managed to impress at both high fashion shows and at kick ass hip hop festivals.