43 posts tagged "Jay-Z"
If you’re looking to give your loved ones a set of gilded brass knuckles this holiday season, look no further than Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s collaboration with Barneys. Following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga, who designed a holiday workshop for the retailer in 2011, Hova has worked with labels such as Proenza Schouler, En Noir, Rick Owens, Acne Studios, Lanvin, Balenciaga (above, top right), Balmain (above, bottom left), Hoorsenbuhs (who had a hand in the aforementioned ring, above, bottom right), and more to create a series of limited-edition products—all of which will be displayed and for sale in a special gallery in Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship, beginning November 20. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from the project, which the pair have dubbed A New York Holiday, will be donated to the Shawn Carter Foundation. We’ve got 99 problems (give or take), but, thanks to this team-up, holiday shopping ain’t one.
Or, at least, Giuseppe Zanotti does. In an interview with Jay-Z’s Web site Life + Times, Zanotti, who previously collaborated with West on a few pairs of outrageously priced sandals for the rapper’s Spring ’12 ready-to-wear collection, offered, “I really would love having a guest designer like Kanye during Milan’s fashion week. He could shake the system with his adrenaline.” Who knows—maybe bringing the Kingdom of Dopeness to Milano is just the kick in the rear the city’s fashion week needs…then again, maybe it’s not.