Kanye West,rapper,has launched a line of scarves inspired by designs off album artworks that were banned.

The rapper has commissioned a line of scarves in collaboration with French design partnership M/M (Paris).

The limited-edition designs are based on paintings made for the cover of Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album.

Artist George Condo's original work for the album cover, which featured a nude portrait of the artist with a female beast on top of him, was banned from stores for being too "risque".

The singer decided to print the image in silk, along with four other designs based on his musical fantasies.

They are named: Power, Phoenix, Face, Priest and Ballerina.

Only 100 of each scarf will be made, and will be sold exclusively through M/M (Paris)’s website, and at French boutique Colette for 250€ ($364).

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Unisex: The limited edition range is marketed to men and women, and will be made available through the M/M (Paris) website and French boutique Colette for $364
Unisex: The limited edition range is marketed to men and women, and will be made available through the M/M (Paris) website and French boutique Colette for $364
 

Fantasies: The designs are inspired by Kanye, who named each of them. Face (top) and Ballerina(below)

Fantasies: The designs are inspired by Kanye, who named each of them. Face (left) and Ballerina (right)
Fantasies: The designs are inspired by Kanye, who named each of them. Face (left) and Ballerina (right)
The designs include Priest(top)and Power (below) 
Explicit: The scarves, including, Power (left) and Priest (right), feature an embedded gold frame with hand-drawn lettering by M/M (Paris)
Explicit: The scarves, including, Power (left) and Priest (right), feature an embedded gold frame with hand-drawn lettering by M/M (Paris)

 M/M (Paris)  has also worked with musicians including Björk and Madonna.

This is the latest fashion project for Kanye, who also collaborated with Louis Vuitton in 2009, and Nike on the Air Yeezy sports shoe.

source:mail online

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Comment by Everything She Loves on May 21, 2011 at 11:51
Very cool and arty designs! my favourite is the Ballerina scarf.

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