News: Kanye West Attends Louis Vuitton Paris Show, Signature Kicks Make Runway Debut

Friday, Jan 23, 2009 10:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West made an unexpected runway debut at the Louis Vuitton menswear showcase this week in Paris.

Ye reacted to seeing his signature Vuitton sneakers on the runway.

"Overwhelming -- I've wanted to be a fashion designer my entire life," he said. "And to see my stuff in the Vuitton show was something else. It was a dream come true. And the way those guys were styled -- they were dressed better than me!" (Los Angeles Times)

The mega producer recently offered a sneak peek of his upcoming shoes earlier this month.

"I was just showing them my new Louis," Kanye said while walking out of a Louis Vuitton store. "I can't show you too much of that, though. These aren't coming out until June." (TMZ)

Ye previously announced plans to step aside from music to focus on exploring fashion as a possible intern.

"I was blown away from the planet when he told me," famous designer Raf Simons said. "I know he's very seroius about this -- I don' take it as a joke -- but how can I imagine him being my intern? It's a very extreme situation." (New York Times)

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