KANYE West had more to celebrate than his 44th birthday on June 8, 2021.
The rapper’s first item of clothing from his Yeezy Gap line was made available to the public – with rousing success.
The blue jacket sold on Kanye’s Yeezy Gap line[/caption]
What was the first Yeezy clothing item the Gap sold?
Kanye West announced in 2020 that clothing from his designer Yeezy line would be sold at the Gap.
A bright blue jacket from the line went on sale on June 8, 2021 – and preorders sold out within a few hours, according to CNBC.
However, a Yeezy Gap representative told People that the jacket is still available for preorder.
The purchased jackets will ship in the fall, according to a press release.
Kanye West in New York City in 2019[/caption]
Gap’s 10-year partnership with West includes “modern, elevated basics for men, women and kids at accessible price points,” according to CNN.
“We are excited to welcome Kanye back to the Gap family as a creative visionary, building on the aesthetic and success of his Yeezy brand and together defining a next-level retail partnership,” Mark Breitbard, the Global Head of Gap Brand, said in 2020.
Kanye – who is going through a divorce with Kim Kardashian – is now reportedly worth $6.6billion, according to CNN, with much of his earnings coming from his apparel businesses.
The musician was spotted wearing the blue jacket one week before the launch.
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West spoke of his business aspirations in an interview with Vogue in 2015.
“One of my dreams was to be the head creative director of the Gap. I’d like to be the Steve Jobs of the Gap,” he told the magazine, referring to the iconic Apple co-founder.
Kanye worked at a Gap when he was a teen growing up in Chicago.