Tue 21 Jan 2014
Taking in Paris Fashion Week, Kanye West appeared on French television show “Le Grand Journal” over the weekend. Along with A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou, the two spoke on their collaborative menswear collection, differences between the first launch and upcoming Fall 2014 line, Kanye’s love for all forms of creativity, and if Jean had any difficulties working with Mr. West.
Viewers also got a behind-the-scenes look at Kanye and Jean steadily working on their second collection, and footage from its unveiling last weekend. Check out quotes from their interview, plus some photos below.
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Interviewer: We want to talk about music, fashion, design, architecture. You are an unstoppable global artist—do you agree with that?
Kanye: Yes… I have no other answer other than yes.
Interviewer: Is your love for fashion as strong as your love for music?
Kanye: I just love creating… music, fashion, architecture, art… I’m addicted to dreams. Clothing or stage design or an album, it’s all art projects, and life is art.
Interviewer: We spoke about your first meeting with Jean, did you already know him before that first meeting, did you know his work?
Kanye: [Annoyed] Yes, that’s why I asked to meet him!
Interviewer: Second time you’ve worked together, first collaboration had eight pieces?
Jean Touitou: Yes, it’s much more this time, we are doing much more together. Sometimes I had the difficult task of holding back Kanye’s creativity but we always found a middle-ground.
Interviewer: Kanye has the reputation of being a control freak, did you find this?
Jean Touitou: No. I didn’t find that. What was difficult was that he was working right up to the very, very last minute.
Interviewer: Is it practical to sing in a Margiela mask?!
Kanye: Oh, yeah it’s cool! It helped very much ’cause it gave me the opportunity to perform without being a celebrity.
Jean Touitou: It’s true Kanye is a maximalist, but he is also a minimalist, he’s a mix of the two. It’s like fire and water.
Kanye: You were talking about maximalism and minimalism… I thought that the [Yeezus] album cover is very A.P.C. in that way.
Spotted at and quotes via Complex