News: Kanye Talks A.P.C. On Le Grand Journal

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Kanye returned to French TV’s Le Grand Journal with A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou to discuss their upcoming A.P.C. Fall/Winter collection. They also share a behind the scenes look of the line’s creating process. Complex translates excerpts from the interview:

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.

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