Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Wayne and Kanye West Are Haute for Fashion
Lil' Wayne, Karl Lagerfeld, Kanye West (Getty, Bauer Griffin)
Rap and Fashion (Getty, Bauer Griffin)
With rap music's love of over-the-top bling and conspicuous glamour, it was only a matter of time before it infiltrated the world of haute fashion. When a collaboration with Snoop Dogg and Karl Lagerfeld is in our midst, it's official: The worlds of rap music and fashion are colliding. This is the third in a series of recent notable news items on the intersection of rap and fashion.
Lagerfeld recently made a visit to Saint Tropez where he hooked up with Snoop Dogg to film a scene for his latest music video. WWD reports the high fashion high roller was decked out in all white at the popular vacation spot while filming a scene for the rap legend's next single, appropriately titled "St. Tropez."
Snoop isn't the only hip hop artist to broach fashion's barriers. It was just revealed that the leopard print jeans Lil' Wayne performed in at the MTV VMAs were actually women's jeggings! Tripp NYC identified their baggy hip-hugging style and (get excited) the versatile design is still available for sale online at Karmaloop.
Meanwhile, another rapper with a taste for women's clothing is reportedly hustling to ready his debut collection for New York Fashion Week. According to Rolling Stone, Kanye West is in cahoots with British designer, Louise Goldin. While their shop is set up in Goldin's London studio, the secretive launch will be held in NYC very soon. Needless to say, we are eagerly waiting.
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