Kanye West: "Take Me to Alber"
Nov 03, 2010 - by Lester Brathwaite
After being crowned Stylemaker of the Year at the Accessories Council ACE awards on Monday (my nomination must have gotten lost in the mail), Kanye West bum-rushed Lanvin's bowtied artistic director, Alber Elbaz with whom he had a "deep conversation" about fashion. Below is a transcript* of said conversation.
Kanye: I want you to know that I'm a REAL big fan of Lanvin. I fucked like four girls backstage at your show last season.
Alber: I really must...
Kanye: And when I say backstage, I mean I was literally backstage. I got some of my love juice on a whole rack of dresses. You're welcome.
Alber: I recall, I had to burn that entire collection.
Kanye: Yo, I'm saying though, I want to design for Lanvin. Maybe some kicks made entirely out of diamonds.
Alber: That might be a bit expen--
Kanye: Or a suit made, get this, entirely out of diamonds.
Alber: I'm not sure...
Kanye: Okay, okay, I'm a let you finish, but I just gotta say that I'm the greatest designer of ALL TIME. First it's me, then it's Coco Chanel, then it's Martha Stewart Living, then it's Marc Jacobs, then it's Baby Phat.
Alber: Thanks, Kanye, it's been really nice but I gotta go...
Kanye: Okay. Keep it real, Albert. WAIT! How about this? A fur coat. Made entirely out of diamonds.
Alber: ...I'm listening.
*Nah, not really.