Wait, Kanye West Repeats Outfits?

Kanye West wears an outfit to 2012 Cannes Film Festival similar to one he wore to 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards.
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Let us preface this by saying that by NO means do we think repeating outfits is a bad thing. Heck, we do it all the time. DUH, that’s what closets are for. We are just, frankly, surprised that Kanye West of all the fashionable celebrities in the world would be one to recycle an ensemble pretty much head-to-toe. Yeezy debuted his short film, “Cruel Summer” at this year’s Cannes Film Festival wearing a chic, white satin lapel blazer over a relaxed white t-shirt, some lightly distressed jeans, and black loafers – a crisp, summery, kinda artsy outfit, no doubt, but one that smacked so hard of déjà vu, we just couldn’t ignore it.

It didn’t take long to file through our mental catalog of Kanye’s outfits to land on this red carpet shot from the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards wherein we were entranced by Ye’s gem-encrusted smoking slippers. Though Kanye went sans bedazzlement, switched up his arm party game, and did that necklace-tucked-into-shirt thing he’s been really into lately, this is still totally the same outfit. We won’t go so far as to say that these are the exact same piece he wore to the 2011 CFDA, though. The man imagines and makes $6000 pairs of shoes for goodness sake – why would we rule out that he buys designer threads in bulk to keep on ice in case of the unfortunate sweat stain or loose glass of red wine?

Again, at MTV Style we give a hearty thumbs up to repeating outfits. I mean, HAI, if it’s good enough for Ryan Gosling, it’s obviously A-OKAY in our book! We just also know there comes a time when a dress or a separates combination has seen one too many Facebook photos, and it’s time to retire it. We’re not making any suggestions. He’s a grown man and can dress himself. We’re just saying we noticed. The end. Donthateusplzloveyouyeezy4ever.

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