Kanye West: Is the Louis Vuitton Don Becoming a Fashion Intern?

12/04/2008 at 01:26 PM ET

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It’s no secret that Kanye West is one of high fashion’s biggest fans, attending shows in Paris and New York and shouting out everything from Baleciaga to Public School on his blog. When rumors started circulating last month that the rapper was looking for a fashion internship, we couldn’t help but think of Sean Avery’s stint at Vogue. But, it turns out that West has serious intentions of interning before his own clothing line Past Tell launches next year. The New York Times spoke with avant-garde designer Raf Simons, who tells the paper that “I was blown away from the planet when he told me.” But that doesn’t mean that West has the job just yet. Simons explains, “I know he’s very serious about this — I don’t take it as a joke — but how can I imagine him being my intern? It’s a very extreme situation.” We applaud Kanye’s interest in conquering another creative field from the bottom up and can’t wait to find out where the star end up interning.

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I think that Kanye will do great interning. He has an amazing and unique fashion sense.

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I do not like the suit he is wearing. It looks too tight.

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apparently the male camel toe is hot this season!

jenna on

He is a self centered jerk!

Karen on

If Kanye West started his own line I would totally buy it. He’s amazing and he sings well too. Love Lockdown is my favorite song right now. Go Kanye!

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