Kanye West Wrote His Own Cover Story For 'Paper,' Maiyet Appoints New Creative Director

And Giorgio Armani has some suggestions for how gay men ought to dress.
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And Giorgio Armani has some suggestions for how gay men ought to dress.
Kanye West Photo: Jackie Nickerson

Kanye West Photo: Jackie Nickerson

Kanye West fronts and writes his own cover story for the latest issue of Paper. Unsurprisingly, there are so many great quotes, but our favorite might be this: "My goal isn't to 'break through the fashion world;' my goal is to make usable sculpture. My goal is to paint. My goal is to be as close to a five-year-old, or a four-year-old, or a three-year-old, as possible." Or perhaps this: "When I look in North's eyes, I'm happy about every mistake I've ever made." {Paper}

We really don't know how to preface this, so we'll get straight to the point. In his latest interview, 80-year-old designer Giorgio Armani shared his views on gay men "dressing" like gay men: "A homosexual man is a man 100%. He does not need to dress homosexual. When homosexuality is exhibited to the extreme - to say, 'Ah, you know I'm homosexual,' - that has nothing to do with me. A man has to be a man." Ok. {The Sunday Times}

Artisanal luxury brand Maiyet, known primarily for its commitment to sustainability, has appointed Declan Kearney as its new creative director. He succeeds Kristy Caylor, who will be staying on as co-founder and president. Formerly the design director at Alexander Wang, Kearney's appointment comes at a "crucial juncture" for the brand, which expects to increase its wholesale accounts from 34 to 60 by the end of the year. {The New York Times}

Five of fashion's top stylists — Benjamin Bruno, Vanessa Reid, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Anna Trevelyan and Katie Grand — weigh in on the current state of the industry. The general consensus? There's still not enough creativity out there. {Style.com}

This article was updated to reflect that Declan Kearney is not Maiyet's first-ever creative director.

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