Fashion Quote: Kanye West on His “Influence”

Kanye said this last week on a radio station in the US.

“I wanted to meet with the head of Louis Vuitton in Paris. He said ‘I don’t understand why we need to meet with you.’ I said, let me explain to you why you need to meet with me – let me explain why you need to meet with me. Everybody in New York City right now, don’t buy any Louis Vuitton until after January. Now do you want to meet with me? Now do you want to meet with me? Influence. They think that I don’t realise my power.”

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Kanye West wins celebrity douche bag of the year award.

Wow. The arrogance is staggering. It’s what I call sandbox talk “If you don’t do what I want, I am going to make silly, immature threats, ’cause I think I’m so cool!” You know what this makes me think?

1. I want to run out and buy Louis Vuitton. In New York. It would be my way of saying “well done!” to the head of Louis Vuitton for not wanting to meet Kanye West, and my way of giving the finger to Kanye’s “influence.”

2. The relationship between celebrities and fashion has GONE TOO FAR. I know Kanye is exceptionally idiotic but the fact that he thinks he can just call up the head of one of the most famous fashion brands in the world must have partially come from the fact that celebrities are so heavily courted by fashion brands these days. I know I talk about this ALL the time, but it sickens me. Why can’t a magazine or brand sell their content/goods without sticking the face of a celebrity on their cover/front row/ad campaign?

3. Kanye West has been put in his place. FINALLY. Does he really think all of New York will stop buying Louis Vuitton because his royal douchebag-ness has told them not to? What. An. Idiot.

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  • Ashley

    I couldn’t agree more. I miss the days of seeing supermodels on the covers of magazines over these vapid celebrities who hold no credibility in fashion. Just because you can buy yourself an internship at Fendi does not make you a fashion designer. Mind the food chain, Yeezy. Mind the food chain.

  • Erinnnnn

    I’m totally petty and I want to go out and do #1 as well. And I don’t even want anything LV! In fact, my desire for Givenchy has totally waned since these goofs started making it their trademark. Barf.

  • Poster

    His initial point aside from this whole quote is really that despite the work he’s done for them, which proved influential and profitable for a number of reasons, he was denied further access/collaboration. He wants to be treated like MORE than a celebrity and really should be because he played more than the usual role of cereal box celebrity that had nothing to do with the product he’s credited for.
    Is there some arrogance laced in there, yes, but there’s also a great deal for Pinot and LV heads as well