Kanye West has been trying to break into the fashion world for ages but none of the top designers will take him seriously. He thinks it’s because he’s a black rapper. Everyone else thinks it’s because he’s a pompous jackass whose designs are idiotic.
Kanye even defected to Adidas because Nike would only let him make one shoe. Actually, he says it’s because Nike wouldn’t give him royalties because he isn’t a pro athlete but Adidas will and “I have to provide for my family.”
I’m sure his fans will sympathize. A man has got to provide for his family…with Gerber’s beluga caviar and another gold plated Range Rover for Kim.
Kanye is also trying to prove to the fashion world that he has power and influence. Because he’s bitter the head of Louis Vuitton, Yves Carcelle, wouldn’t meet with him, he went on 92.3 NOW on Monday to decree, “Everybody in New York City right now, don’t buy any Louis Vuitton until after January.”
LV is going to feel the sting of this boycott in December when 80% of Kanye’s fans, who normally don’t buy LV, don’t buy LV. Suck it, Yves Carcelle.