When we think of Kanye West, we mostly think smart, funny and talented. We also think he’s a shrewd businessman. …And a complete and total hack as a fashion designer, but they can’t all be winners/Late Registration. Still… for someone so smart and funny, his brain seems to lack a little checkbox for irony.
Yesterday, Kanye took some time off to visit Occupy Wall Street protestors camping out in the Financial Distract. Brace yourself: the rapper/fur backpack conceiver visited the ”99%” dressed, unsurprisingly, in the costume of the 1%. Kanye West wore a Givenchy plaid to protest corporate greed. He was accompanied by fellow 1%er Russel Simmons, who has an entire show on Oxygen about how many personal assistants he has.
Back to Kanye. The eagle-eyed smartypantses at Styleite ID’ed his $355 Givenchy plaid and hypothesize that those jeans are Balmain (thus costing approximately $1 billion). He’s also donning the gold ‘Yeezy’ name plates from his fashion show. At least someone might see this as a step in the right direction for the media-challenged movement.
Well, that’s all there is to it. But thanks for the laughs, Ye.