- (Photograph: Twitter/ kanyes_kilt)
Kanye West has been making headlines for wearing skirt-like garments at his recent performances and now the rapper and his stylist are giving fans an idea of his thought process behind the trend that some have found amusing.
West, 35, appeared in a video created by VOYR, the entertainment platform that gives fans an all-access pass to their favorite celebrities. In the video, West and his team that included Renelou Padora were fitting him for a leather kilt and described why he decided to appear in the article of clothing.
The rapper decided to don a Givenchy leather kilt to the Hurricane Sandy relief concert on Dec 12. Padora explained why his leather skirt-like attire became the choice for the high-profile performance.
"It still has the effect of a kilt with the pleats but we took out all the volume in the back. Really its Riccardo Tisci's vision from Givenchy so I don't wanna take too much away from what his vision was, but I know from the meeting that Riccardo had with Kanye in Paris that he said he knew he should be wearing a kilt," Padora revealed in the VOYR video posted on YouTube.
West's stylist explained how her team came upon the materials that transformed into the rapper's kilt.
"We went with the flow we didn't know what was going to arrive in the box until we opened it," Padora said. "And out came these amazing pieces that were just made for Kanye and Jay-Z. It took a while but then push came to shove and out came the leather pant and the kilt."
The rapper chimed in to figure out which length and cut of the kilt would best suit him during his performance.
"It just looks like a long T-shirt. We've got all these different versions. The one I tried yesterday didn't have pleats in the back. What happens is when I go like this [moves] it makes this weird shape," West told his team before speaking about the perception that people may have about him wearing the unique garment. "I love this, I don't care if people think I am wearing a kilt or not wearing a kilt. I just love the silhouette. I think it's really modern."
Still, West wanted to make it clear that his outfit was in no means a skirt when the stylist accidentally said, "Do you like this? I can make the other skirt like this or just keep it.."
West sheepishly replied, "Kilt" as the other males in the room echoed his sentiments saying "call it a kilt" before Padora apologized.