*After taking to some of the most raved about fashion shows in Paris during Fashion Week, Kanye West found a bit of inspiration and has commissioned the design of a limited-edition line of silk scarves.
Derived from artist George Condo’s paintings for the cover of “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” the scarves will be created by French design collective M/M (Paris).
The pieces affectionately named by Kanye, “Power,” “Phoenix,” “Face,” “Priest,” and “Ballerina,” each is set in a frame of gold lettering created by the design team. But only exclusives will be able to get a hand on of the few. Only 100 of each scarf will be made and can be bout at the French boutique Colette for $364.
As Kanye’s mind works in a way that few can understand, before his album came out, he revealed to the world his ingenious creation of an album cover was banned and controversial in America. He tweeted:
“Yoooo they banned my album cover!!!!! Banned in the USA!!! They don’t want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix!” Referring to the cover of Nirvana’s 1991 album Nevermind, which famously featured an image of a naked baby swimming, he continued: “So Nirvana can have a naked human being on their cover, but I can’t have a PAINTING of a monster with no arms and a polka dot tail and wings.”
This album design, of course, was the work of Condo. But now, some outlet of freedom through the scarves will find its way to various corners of the world.