Kanye West has always fancied himself a Very Serious Artist, so when he started dating Kim Kardashian a few years ago, all of his Very Serious Artist friends were not feelin’ it and apparently everyone left him in the cold and decided they were not down with that. Kanye opened up about how he was the first genius to realise that Kim could be a fashion muse and how he calls Kris Jenner “Mom” in a new interview with Style.com.
It’s learning. She was always my muse, now she’s become other designers’ muses. Or designers’ muses, because like I said, I don’t want to disrespect designers by calling myself a designer, I just think I have a vision of something that I want to do. But God has a special way to teach people through life. I guess I got a little more credit for my second collection than my first, for whatever that is worth. But soon as we started dating, fashion people were really opposed to the idea of reality stars. And all the relationships, the somewhat friends that I had somewhat built up, completely turned their backs on her and me. They already had their back to her, and now they turned it to me. The so-called traction that I was getting in the high-fashion world was completely thrown out the window and I was finally allowed to go to school, where every day I was in my mom [Kris Jenner]’s house, in my little brother’s old room, Rob’s old room, re-tailoring a Céline skirt, re-tailoring a Saint Laurent jacket, re-tailoring a Zara top, re-tailoring Wolford … And day by day by day, [Kim and I] learned, we got better. We looked at the photographs together and she improved my style, we improved each other.
It’s funny that Kanye thinks they’ve helped each other’s style when they both dress fucking atrociously – much worse than they ever did before they met. Kanye seems intent on stuffing Kim into every outfit like sausage meat and Kanye… well, I wouldn’t necessarily call his clothes “style”, but to each his own.
Also, I can’t decide if it’s cute or really desperate that he’s referring to Rob as his “little brother” and Kris as “Mom” – I suppose you do that when you’re married to someone and for better or worse, these two do seem perfect for each other because they’re the world’s biggest narcissists, but I just can’t picture it.