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.
One of Kanye’s best looks was on the 2014 Met Gala red carpet when he opted for a tuxedo with tails.
Kanye knows how to dress to compliment his date. In this case, he wore a beige coat and sweater to go with Kim’s neutral toned outfit.
Kanye West loves two colors: black and white. Here he combines the two perfectly, wearing a white blazer with black pants.
Pairing a white blazer with a basic white tee and jeans, Kanye’s style is effortless and easy to replicate.
There is no denying Kanye loves his leather pants. He wore a pair, along with a colorful jacket as he performed on the Victoria’s Secret runway.
When it comes to fashion, Kanye is not your average rapper. Here he is looking very dapper at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Kanye’s Parisian street style is always on point. He paired a black blazer and shirt with brown pants and a grey overcoat.
On this red carpet, there is no question that Kanye was the better dressed against Kim’s all over floral look.
Kanye proves he knows a thing or two about layering, wearing a large coat over a grey sweater and white shirt with leather pants.