As Kanye West Announces His Presidential Bid, Take A Look At His Most Memorable Fashion Moments

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Kanye West

by Natalie Hammond |
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Kanye West isn’t afraid to make a statement. His latest? A presidential bid which, according toForbes, will come under the new banner of ‘Birthday Party’. Whether or not his campaign, with its slogan of simply ‘YES!’, gets off the ground, the rapper-slash-fashion-designer has generated enough talking points to rival Trump’s in a number of areas, most notably fashion. He’s the architect behind Kim Kardashian West’s wardrobe, which, according toWMagazine, he pretty much binned at the first opportunity, editing down her shoes from 250 pairs to just two. He’s since built a business empire, Yeezy, on the back of mega-hyped trainer collabs, first with Nike and then Adidas, which was valued at $1.5 billion last year and has just announced its 10-year partnership with Gap. Here, we round up his most memorable fashion moments worth revisiting.


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Kanye West's Sunday Service at Paris Fashion Week in March 2020

For his most recent appearance at Paris Fashion Week, West brought a surprise Sunday Service, his weekly church event featuring the Sunday Service Choir, to the Theatre des Bouffles du Nord, blowing the cobwebs off fashion's finest with a morning of gospel music that instantly went viral.

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Kanye West at Paris Fashion Week in March 2020

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Kanye West at Vanity Fair's Oscar party in January 2020

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West at Fashion Group International's Night of Stars in October 2019

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Kanye West and Kim Karadashian West at Louis Vuitton's SS19 menswear show in June 2018

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West at Balmain's after-party in September 2016

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West at Off-White's SS17 show in September 2016

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Kanye West Yeezy 4 show in September 2016

At Yeezy 4, the show staged on Roosevelt Island in September 2016, it wasn't the clothes so much as the sweltering conditions that got people talking, with models fainting and removing their sweat-filled plastic shoes on the runway.

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Kanye West at 2016's Met Gala

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West in September 2014

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Kanye West at Phillip Lim's SS11 show in September 2010

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Kanye West at Louis Vuitton's AW10 menswear show in January 2010

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Kanye West in Bryant Park in February 2009

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Kanye West outside Comme des Garçons's Homme show in January 2009

Aside from choosing his wife's clothes, Kanye himself likes to play the peacock. This legendary Tommy Ton street style picture, snapped in January 2009 outside the Comme des Garçons Homme, shows Kanye with his group of friends (Virgil Abloh's on the far right) carrying a Goyard suitcase and wearing red leather gloves. The suitcase, in particular, became something of a signature, with West frequently carrying one, with who knows what inside, to sit front row at fashion shows.

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Kanye West at Lanvin's AW09 menswear show in January 2009

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Kanye West and Stella McCartney at Paris Fashion Week in October 2006

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Kanye West at 2006's Brit Awards

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Kanye West on MTV's TRL in March 2004

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Kanye West at MTV's TRL in February 2004

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