Jul 03, 2017 | By Hannah Craggs
He was front row at almost every catwalk show earlier this year, and wore a women’s Celine cardigan on stage last month at Coachella. Now Kanye West has taken his sartorial instincts to the next level. The performer and lover of fashion has commissioned a line of scarves in collaboration with French design partnership M/M (Paris). The five limited-edition designs are based on paintings made for the cover of Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album.
Artist George Condo’s original work for the album cover, which featured a nude portrait of the artist with a female beast on top of him, was allegedly banned from many stores last autumn for being too racy. Instead, Kanye decided to print the image on silk, along with four other design commissions based on his musical fantasies. The singer named them Power, Phoenix, Face, Priest and Ballerina, and each is set in a frame of gold lettering created by the M/M (Paris) team.
Only 100 of each scarf were made, and will be sold exclusively through M/M (Paris)’s website, and at French boutique Colette for 250€ ($364).
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