Kanye West's Latest Fashionable Role: Bathing Ape Model

01/04/2010 at 12:50 PM ET

Courtesy of Bathing Ape

Kanye West might have a very public affection for all things Louis Vuitton — the rapper even designed sneakers for the high-fashion label! — but the French house isn’t the only brand Kanye loves. For the 5th time since 2005, Kanye is proving his loyalty to Japanese label Bathing Ape by appearing in the company’s 2010 spring/summer catalog. Modeling the brand’s famous graphic hoodies and urban cool looks, Kanye graces the cover of the newest catalog, shot by photographer Keiichi Nitta. The rapper took to his personal blog to praise the shoot and company writing in his trademark capital letters, “THIS SHOOT WAS MAD FUN. THIS COLLECTION USES REALLY GREAT FABRICS, EASY TO WEAR CUTS AND STILL THE OCCASIONAL SUPER EXPRESSIVE DECADENT PRINTS. BAPE RAN THE LAST DECADE AND THEY’RE READY FOR THE NEXT ONE!” Tell us: What do you think of Kanye’s Bathing Ape shoot?–Andrea DeSimone


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Donna West on

bathing ape? need i say more?

Robert on

Who care….

steph on

BAPE Stuff is so cool, I love Asian fashions for men. The guys over there are so well dressed – the girls are too. Make Americans look so sloppy, lol.

Cate on

He needs to move on and realize that no one likes him anymore!

gardenia on

I Like Him :)

Helen on

I like him too.

k2 on

I like him too.
People make mistakes!!!

ellen on

I’d rather bathe an ape then wear anything he promotes.

Reenie on

Shouldn’t that print be a horse’s posterior?

Tyler Maloy on

You guys are all foolish bape is a Japanese clothing company that has barely hit the states, Japanese people love American stars. Plus what did kanye actualy do? Interupt an 18 yr olds speech…who cares she wasn’t going to say anything worthwhile anyways

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Chris on

Kanye, you so ghey.. keep sucking d1ck and wearing BAPE.. LOL, fvcking sellout to the hip hop game.

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