OK, I like what everyone in this picture is wearing except for Mr. West. I think the girls are very now in their outfits, which means a couple of years from now they will see this pic and may go “What was I thinking”? Love the jersey-like “cashmere mechanic overalls?” on the lady on the left- she has a strong body line to carry it off very stylishly. Also notice the motorcycle boots on the lady on the right, the perfect conclusion to a more traditional outfit with an overcoat. The guy on the left: classic, perfect. Jorge from West Palm Beach
Man, you’ve got it good! You succeeded is getting Kanye West! Anyway the photos is great, I like the group the outfits everything…especially the set of yellow and orange necklaces the lady next to Kanye has.Nice outfit too.
ridiculously tired of Kanye West and his inflated sense of self.
i will admit he wears some nice pieces, but there are so many people i see in this blog and elsewhere, who are far more innovative and creative. and don’t think they are Karl Lagerfeld’s heir apparent just becaus e they can rattle off fashion houses and afford Japanese sneakers no one has heard of.
Kanye West wear his clothes very well. Which designer he wears is never the focus, but he simply wears his clothes so well. Everyone in this photograph, including his fiancee, looks sharp and confident. I wish I could pull of their confidence with every outfit I wear.
love the day glow necklaces on his fiancee and i am now going spend the weekend hunting for them in a secondhand shop! paired with the beige jumpsuit … perfect. i think he always looks great, because he is always such an individual.
they look very cool walking together. i notice the guy in the foreground is carrying a piece of paper that says “chloe”. i think they’re heading to a model shoot? i think the bright beads are interesting w. the tweed. i’d never try it but she can pull it off. she can probably pull just about anything off, though – she’s gorgeous. not crazy about kanye’s jacket. it’a little “miami” but to each his own.
Love the color and the painter-y print on his jacket, and the colors of his fiancee’s necklaces. Both nice pops in otherwise neutral outfits. Does anyone remember her (his fiancee’s) name? She’s a fashion designer, no?
kanye might not be making any major statements, but that jacket is hot. and his lady’s outfit is fabulous — who cares if it’s “now” — the contrast of the rave-colored beads with the rather chic one-piece is very nice.
three straight celebrity postings? i mean, don’t get me wrong — the pictures are great and it all looks quite good stylistically (both the framing and clothing); but honestly, it’s one thing to have celebrities (or insiders) interspersed and another to have them be the focus (whether wittingly or unwittingly).
Kanye is a style icon, perhaps not necessarily for the readers of this blog, but he has made his mark on pop culture and fashion. A designer (can’t remember which one) said in Details that Kanye wears all designers, but it never seems as if clothes are wearing him. I might add that he stays on top of general trends, but still maintains looking “hip hop”. What kind of sneakers did he have?
Know what you’re talking about before you spew hate. Kanye is not one of those “hip-hop artists that [sic] perpetuate violence and negativity.” His lyrics (from the song Family Business): “I woke up this morning with a new state of mind/ A creative way to rhyme without using knives and guns/ Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to God/ And keep your face to the rising sun.”
As to all you other Kanye haters, you don’t have to like his music or his sense of style, but you have to admit that they are unique, and that his honesty, about everything from his post-Katrina feelings to the effects of fame, is what has caused him the most problems. It’s a sad day when a man who speaks his mind and tries to effect positive change in out society is denigrated for it.
And Sart, great shot. I think it’s important and helpful to shoot influential people such as Kanye. Don’t listen to these nay-sayers, the blog is awesome.
I have to say that i appreciate West’s effort to dress in a certain way, but it always comes off as forced, affected and antiquated. It looks very 80′s with no trace of 2008 or a trace of personality. It almost looks like a costume.
are you kidding? have you ever even listened to kanye west? you are doing more to perpetuate a negative image of young black men with your off-base assumptions than kanye’s non-violent, non-negative rapping ever has.
To Plum… If you’ve ever even listened to Kanye West’s lyrics you’d know that he absolutely doesn’t perpetuate violence. And as far as I’m concerned, the only one here perpetuating negativity is you. Enough with the stereotyping of hiphoppers and young black men in general. This is a forum to discuss fashion… Not vent your racist prejudices.
Violence & Negativity? Sweety you have NEVER heard Kanye West’s music apparently. Instead of bindly jumping to conclusions because of your preconceived notions about his music genre & race, open your ears.
Its unfortunate that our society is plagued with the idea of celebrities and their sagas. Kanye is an ARTIST in every sense and is a well dressed straight-talking artist. A genius with words and speaking truth in a way that some of us are not quite comfortable with. It is unfortunate that his confidence is taken as arrogance. If only some people knew what others have had to go through to get somewhere and to be recognised for their skill then they would see confidence.
His lady’s necklaces drew my eyes and made everything else look brighter. Love the texture of the jumpsuit and her nails.
What’s with all these celebrities? Not to say these photos don’t document their personal style, they’re just not as exciting as those of random people on the street. I love this blog…I just hope it doesn’t lose its charm.
If this weren’t Kanye and Alexis – “celebrities”, so to speak – I hope this shot would still be on this blog because of the color and the confidence of their looks. The neon accent pieces with the muted colors are SO fresh and inspirational. Kanye’s layering is chic and sporty.
I know that the nature of a blog like this is to elicit judgment, but sometimes the judgment is too little about content. I’m glad you finally responded, Sart.
Good pic. Everyone is just strolling towards you. The fact that nobody wears anything peculiar or fixed is great for a change. As I have said before, IÂ´m just s o fed up with the strange outfits featured on this blog.
Though I am not a Kanye fan, especially in his outlandish claims, I have to say that I do like his jacket! His whole look for this photograph is the most basic and simple I’ve seen yet, and I love that.
Great photo! I like the cropping of this pic. The blue winter like sky sets off Kanye’s blue jacket really nicely, as does the grey jumpsuit his fiance wears. Great pairing of the orange and yellow beads to bring chic and personality of the jumpsuit, the yellow beads also picking up the colour of the other guy’s yellow scarf. Great assemble photo.
I for one, love Kanye. I think that if you would take the time to hear how much it took for him to get where he is today, and how many people stabbed him in the back, you’d appreciate the attitude that he has. He’s also a fashion icon who does whatever he wants when it comes to clothes. Isn’t that something to strive for?
Lots of energy in this shot. Love it! Especially enjoy seeing gorgeous people of all ages and sizes here. Lately, I’m finding the Sartorialist nearly exclusively featuring men and women who are natural ectomorphs. I get it, since clothes hang nicely on such bodies, but I’d like to see nicely attired people with some curves. This looks like a nice start in that direction.
When it comes to music Kanye West has brought a trully postmodern approach to pop: fusing past present and future. He has a very personal flare manipulating textural melodies that make him a master in his craft. I do believe his the one of the limited handful of hip hop artist that will transcend to other genres and influence many other musicians. In my opinion he is the one that makes bridges across languages and even cultures: that makes him a SUPERB artist. Aside his style is a very light approach to street fashion: sophisticated and elegant yet totally fun and fresh. His style is confident without threatening anybody: he does not need to. The man Is a league of his own.
alexis is gorgeous. i think both of their ensembles are about texture and color to me. i love her neutral, textured jumpsuit with the bright, smooth plastic necklaces. he does the same with his neutral everything but the bright blue jacket (i wish i could see the whole thing) with it’s funky texture. very nice.
To me Kanye epitomizes hip hop style done right. Hip Hop fashion is often exaggerated(think gold teeth, massive bling), and always perpendicular to traditional Preppy American Style, His stuff is still eye catching but he knows how to make it work. Look at the Shutter shades he had in “Stronger”.
If you’re into hip hop and that counterculture vibe, you’ll dig it. If you ain’t, you may or you may not, but it’ll certainly make you look and think.
Everything works great for me: the angle of the shot, the clothes, even Kayne’s jacket. But c’mon, those beads are ridiculous! They remind me of the sort of plastic jewelry I used to play with in grade school. A detriment to the image as a whole.
Just one more opinion to add to the fire… This blog is genious. I don’t care if Sart posts photos of celebs, rich people, poor people, models or mere mortals, because for me the photos capture the spirit of the subjects and celebrate style and beauty. Just keep posting Sart, I love that anyone with access to the internet can enjoy your art.
why is it such a big deal that there are celebrities on the sart’s blog?! they’re people too (albeit with enviable wardrobes)… anyway, although not commenting on kanye’s outfit, i do appreciate how there’s a range of ethnicities/nationalities(?) represented on your blog.. just shows how fashion truly does cross borders and cultures in a way that not many other things can…
I LOVE alexis’s jumpsuit, her boots which i wish we could see all of it, and then what looks like a simple white tank underneath – brilliant. but the beads…looks like from a six year old’s toy collection.
kanye’s blue jacket is gorgeous, not so into the miami “look” of it.
the guy’s scarf is a great shade of yellow, but not the best color for him, makes him look kind of sickly. alexis should have worn it instead of those beads.
I checked out all of Kanye’s lyrics online. Nothing there but love and respect. No negativity or violence apparent when he says “Get your mother effing hands up” in “Get em high”. Great use of vocabulary. I admire his name dropping of fashion designers. Our kids really need more like him. I can see why he deserves to be such a role model.
Hello there! Thank you for speaking at the Met today; it was great to hear the history and progression of the blog, which I absolutely adore and to which I am addicted. Keep up the good work! Your photos are both beautiful and inspiring.
I have to agree with Anonymous above who starts, “Just one more opinion to add to the fire… ”
Celebs or regular people, Sart always has an interesting point of view. And I have to say my sense of what style can mean and my sense of building a personal style is enriched by Sart’s work. There is no one else I know of who is doing this sort of thing with the passion, flair and idiosyncratic view that Sart brings to the table.
Keep it coming, Sart — celebs, non-celebs, et al. And thank you, Sart!
Forget about the critical comments re: your photographs of (quasi-)celebrities. Your blog is read all over the world. For every reader who knows who “Kanye” (or, Irina L., Camille Miceli, etc.) is, there is one who doesn’t know. I don’t. And, frankly, don’t care.
Sart, I always enjoy the photos where we see people moving, walking, in action because they show that you can make an action shot look just as fabulous as those where your subject is standing still for you. I also love the mix of tropical colors after so many drab black, grey, brown winter clothes. It is snowing where I live, but I can fantasize about when my white pants won’t get splashed with winter mud any more.
I have so much love for Kanye. Alexis (his fiancee) and the gorgeous lady in the shot is working that jumpsuit and the flouro necklace. Kanye always represents the hip-hop fashionista style-wise, love-it!
/////anonymous said… Just one more opinion to add to the fire… This blog is genious. I don’t care if Sart posts photos of celebs, rich people, poor people, models or mere mortals, because for me the photos capture the spirit of the subjects and celebrate style and beauty. Just keep posting Sart, I love that anyone with access to the internet can enjoy your art.//////
and in what song have you heard this particualar artist perpetuate violence? If anything he’s a breath of fresh air amongst the themes of violence ,and drug selling, dont be so quick to jump to conclusions.
Sart, you are so talented! Please do not reduce yourself to taking celeb paparazzi type pics. Kanye typically has nice pieces of clothing, but a jacket and what looks like khakis, plz? This seems like nothing more than the usual pandering to to the rich just because they are rich. What’s next, Paris Hilton in Paris? Keep it real man, you’re too good for this! love you Sart!
Oh my heavens he is wearing my Prada shades of blue mesh jacket. I have a matching pattern prada cotton skirt, but of course would never wear the 2 together. One cool prada dude. Greetings from NS Canada.