how kanye west and marc jacobs fell in love

It all began with a phone call, which "lasted for hours."

by Isabelle Hellyer and i-D Staff
25 May 2015, 3:27pm

Photography Bertrand Rindoff Petroff

You could say Marc Jacobs gave Kanye West his introduction to the fashion world. After all, it was Louis Vuitton (under Jacob's creative direction) that released the first Kayne-designed capsule collection, years before the Yeezy x Adidas Originals collection overshadowed Chanel's autumn/winter 15 ready-to-wear presentation, click-for-click.

In a recent interview with Elle, Jacobs discussed how the now famous partnership came to be.

"Kanye called me on the telephone, because he wanted to talk about Murakami, the artist. He was a huge enthusiast, and he knew I'd worked with Murakami on a Vuitton collaboration [in 2002]. Well, our conversation about Murakami turned into a conversation about many other things, and it lasted for hours. We really got along, and it was a really fascinating conversation. Eventually, we began talking about sneakers, and that's how his partnership with Vuitton happened." 

Even now, Jacobs has a lot of love for the rapper. "Kanye is so intelligent, so creative, and so driven. Even [now] with his success, he still reads constantly, he studies art and fashion constantly. He has passion. He is always dedicated to his work, creatively. And I really like him." Cute.


Text Isabelle Hellyer
Image via Getty/Bertrand Rindoff Petroff

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