Kanye West may have released “Eyes Closed” featuring John Legend on January 4, but his flair for winter furs has our eyes open — especially with his knack for pairing the piece with Air Jordans and leather pants. Check our photo gallery on ’Ye’s recent fashion picks.
The MC also recently announced that he and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne collaboration album would be available to the public at the end of this week. Then, the Internet buzzed that the LP would actually hit shelves on March 1. MTV News contacted Def Jam, West’s record label home, but the house that Russell Simmons built had yet to comment at press time. Still, as a fan, there really isn’t ever too much G.O.O.D. Music, right? See what we did there …
Elsewhere, we chatted with Kanye’s style consultant Cassius Marcellus Cornelius Clay — the Yale student, who’s taking some time off from the Ivy League institution, doesn’t like to be called the MC’s stylist.
“We work on clothes together,” he explained. “I’m an art history major at Yale, so my focus is really art and the whole aesthetic culture, and that’s really what interests me. And I think that he appreciates it, and it’s nice to talk to him about it as well.”
Clay also said that he, among others, helped advise ’Ye during the creation of his short film “Runaway,” starring model-actress Selita Ebanks.
“We work on art and fashion, and I do a lot of research for style and design things for him,” he said.
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