Kanye West Still Wants To Work At Gap (As Well As Being President)

Kanye West Wants To Be The "Steve Jobs At GAP"


by Emma Spedding |
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Kanye West wants to be the President of the United States of America, but he also wants to control operations at Gap.

Earlier this year he said he wants to be the 'Steve Jobs of GAP,' and in his latest interview with *Vanity Fair *he said "I say things like I want to be creative director for the Gap... I’ve got to give super-props to Mickey Drexler. I know he’s not at the Gap anymore. That’s a talent."

He said of his aesthetic: "I want the clothes to almost go away, to almost be invisible, to be one with the personality. You know when you see people’s dogs look like them? I want people’s clothes to look like them."

Earlier we wrote...

Kanye West presented his Yeezy collection with Adidas in New York Fashion Week only last week, but there's no rest for Kanye in his quest for fashion domination. He used an interview Style.com to shout out to the powers at be at GAP and offer his services as their next "Hedi Slimane."

Kanye said: "One of my dreams was to be the head creative director of the GAP. I’d like to be the Steve Jobs of the GAP." He then added: "Perhaps this is a bit of a demo tape. When I say Steve Jobs of the GAP, as I talk to the people at the GAP right now [leans into tape recorder], I’m not talking about a capsule. I’m talking about full Hedi Slimane creative control of the GAP is what I would like to do. And I can say this because it doesn’t conflict with my Adidas contract."

But there is an obstacle standing in his way - GAP recently eliminated the creative director role which was previously held by Rebekka Bay. But Kanye did invent the leather jogging pant.


When asked if he would work at a high-end house Kanye said: "I’m not trying to [sound] presumptuous, I’m just saying that if in my wildest dreams I was presented with the opportunity, I would absolutely say no at this point. Because I’m only concerned with making beautiful products available to as many people as possible … The least I could do is spend my time trying to give other people a piece of the so-called good life."

Seriously, Mr Front Row at Paris Fashion Week picks high street over ready-to-wear? He said: "I’ll still go to crash the Saint Laurent fashion show so I can be closer to the genius that Hedi [Slimane] has, even if the prices aren’t genius, even though the prices are completely unfair."

The full interview is just short of 5,000 words so is packed with plenty more Kanye-isms, so takea read here...

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