There is no rapper who knows more about fashion than Kanye West, at least according to Kanye West. West, who turns 37 today, is known for his fashion-filled lyrics, which frequently mention fashion houses, Gucci, Balmain, Margiela and Louis Vuitton, just to name a few.
However, the entertainer has the experience to back up his fashion talk. One of his first jobs was as a sales assistant at The Gap, he has interned at Louis Vuitton, spent months in Japan sketching designs and worked for Fendi in Rome. He has also designed sneakers for Nike, has his own fashion label called DONDA, and opened his own fashion studio in Paris.
His repertoire of fashion friends is also impressive and includes Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, Ricardo Tisci, Olivier Rousteing, Carine Roitfeld and Giuseppe Zanotti. His love for fashion is also evident on the red carpet, on the street and on his new wife, Kim Kardashian.
Check out our gallery on the next page for some of Kanye’s best looks.