Kanye West at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 2.
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For the whole week, MTV Style is bringin’ you nothing but mega-awesome-super-must-have-everything-you-need-to-know-before-going-to prom coverage. But you know what? We can’t forget about the boys! Each day we’re picking a hot dude with SERIOUS jealousy-inducing “I wish he was MY prom date” style, and at the end of the week, we’ll pick our prom king! Who shall be crowned the ultimate prom style icon? Check back on Friday to find out!
OK, let’s be honest. Kanye West basically never messes up. Like, he can wear ladies’ blouses, floor-length fur coats, leopard jackets, gold-plated pegasus necklaces, and even a screenprinted T-shirt with a Rottweiler on it and STILL look good. It’s almost kind of annoying, but we have to give it up to Mr. West. Just at the Met Gala last week, Kanye wore a tux, but then raised it to the next level by rolling up the sleeves (on a tux, you guys!!) and by replacing his button with a gold safety pin. Also, note that the buttons on his white shirt are hidden, giving him that clean, crisp look.
Like, Kanye kind of reminds us of that cool dude who sits next to you in lit class and instead of using a Trapper Keeper with folders and binders to hold his stuff, he has a leather-bound notebook, one REALLY EXPENSIVE ballpoint pen that her never lets ANYONE borrow, and always keeps his sunglasses on indoors. He’s sooo cool that he causes you so much anxiety that you sit there for 8 minutes trying to craft the perfect sentence to say to him, but you end up getting too nervous and just stare at the bottoms of his sneakers and make an audible sigh. But ladies, you know what? You should just GO FOR IT. The Kanye-type boys of the world like a confident girl, and if you want that hottie to be your prom date, then make it happen. We got your back! You can do it!