Kanye West and Kim Kardashian sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Harper’s Bazaar where they touched on nude selfies, their favorite songs, and their greatest talents. West also took some time to discuss the challenges he faces with his Yeezy collection and lays down an argument for why a big fashion house should either work with him or put him in charge.
“It’s so hard to do fittings [for Yeezy] because we want to do things that are inspiring, that people could look at and say, ‘Wow, I like that color palette, I could put that together,'” West told Harper’s Bazaar. “And there are so many images of things that it’s almost impossible to have your clothes go up against the amount you’re seeing and carry it into one language.”
West then said that he has a very clear vision that he would like to bring to a house. “That’s why I’m always fighting either to have a house work with us or to head a house,” he said. “It’s a lifestyle I can totally see: the future, modern Versailles, modern Versace, modern Calabasas, paparazzi, celebrity language. I just want to build a collection that’s around me and my wife and my kids.”
And while the rapper/designer acknowledges that people may doubt his designs skills, he argues his accomplishments speak for themselves. “I know I wasn’t allowed to go to fashion school; I can’t cut a dress like Galliano, right?” West said. “But I had enough wherewithal to go to that studio on my first collection and bring Kim, [stylist] Christine Centenera, Ian Connor, Theophilus London, Virgil Abloh…they all came down to [Vetements/Balenciaga designer] Demna Gvasalia’s studio that night and hung out. (And then Demna, as you probably know, he worked on Yeezy Season 1.).”
Kanye ends his argument with a mic drop: “What designer on the planet can sell, consistently, 40,000 shoes. In two minutes?”
“One minute,” Kim Kardashian added.
Read the full interview and check out the full spread, which was photographed by Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and styled by Carine Roitfeld, here.