Central Saint Martins. The London College of Fashion. The Royal College of Art.
One might advise Kanye West to attend any one of the schools mentioned above this week, no doubt equipped to arm him with the skills fashion export Kelly Cutrone says he’ll need if he’s ever going to be taken seriously as a fashion designer.
For, after founding the fashion public relations firm ‘People’s Revolution’, the tastemaker has called West a “joke” when it comes to crafting clothes, billing his latest fashion venture a “disaster.”
Her words below…
The ‘America’s Next Top Model’ judge told ‘People Now‘:
I’m not into his fashion thing. I think he’s fine as a rapper. I think he’s a joke as a fashion designer.
I mean, it’s not, he’s not legit. Have you seen the product? Didn’t he have his own line in London, which was a disaster that he spent $10 million to do, that no one wore?
West isn’t the first performer turned designer to see his work blasted by an expert in the field.
Back in 2014, the New York Times’ Vanessa Friedman questioned Beyonce’s status as a fashion icon when she learned the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were to open an exhibition celebrate the singer’s style.