Kanye West has always had a flair for the dramatic and luckily he has the talent to back it up. The packaging for his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy garnered a ton of controversy (in true Kanye fashion) because of its graphic imagery, created by world-renowned artist George Condo and the frames to the images, by M/M Paris.
Kanye didn’t end there. He wanted to find a way to artistically combine Condo’s vivid imagery with M/M Paris’ frames. The solution was a collection of scarves showcasing both brands’ talents.
The collection is small, comprised of just five scarf designs made of 100% silk twill. Each scarf depicts one of the album covers painted by Condo and is embedded in an elaborate gold frame with lettering drawn by hand by M/M Paris. This is a beautiful way to showcase the album art and really brings it to life.
Naturally, everything that Kanye does is cutting-edge and exclusive and thus only 100 pieces will be made of each design. The scarves aren’t inexpensive either; they’re being sold at 250€ or $365 a piece. Just think: you will be owning wearable art. George Condo’s works sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars so when you do the math, the price might be considered by some as a deal. But would you buy Kanye’s “wearable art” for that price?
What do you think of Kanye West’s line of scarves? Would you buy it?