Kanye West covers NY Times Style

Above: The NYT Style cover, cropped (below for full version)

Kanye West x Jon Caramanica is definitely a thing after the latter landed Kanye’s first interview in the pre-Yeezus run in 2013.

Here’s another instant classic, primarily centered around fashion and style as Kanye covers, naturally, the NY Times Style edition. Here’s a little blurb (and a BTS video + more photos) to reel you into the full piece here. Carve out some time for this lengthy read.

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Kanye West was born in 1977, and raised primarily in Chicago. His father was a onetime Black Panther turned photojournalist; his mother was a college professor. He grew up with creative pursuits and social politics always on the agenda.

He draws a direct line between the sense of justice he was raised with and his quest to do away with elitism in fashion. “I’m not a celebrity, I’m an activist,” he says. “The fact that when I see truth it’s really hard for me to sit back and just allow it to happen in front of me on my clock makes me, a lot of times, a bad celebrity.”

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