First Look: Kanye West for Louis Vuitton - NBC New York

First Look: Kanye West for Louis Vuitton

Check out the rapper's collaboration with a legendary luxury label, tassels and all

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    First Look: Kanye West for Louis Vuitton
    Amaury Choay for La MJC
    Kanye's new kicks for Louis Vuitton: Would you rock these tassels?

    Now La MJC has released some really spectacular shots of models wearing the ... wait for it ... $700+ sneakers and gallavanting around the streets of Paris. Naturally, the boys all look impossibly cool and hipster-y, all plaid shirts, oversized glasses, and such. Racked also has some great detail shots of the collection, if you're jonesing for a closer look.

    As for the sneakers, the bizarre Gummi Bear-looking red pair we saw back in January still in the collection, as is arather goofy-looking white loafer style with tassels. This is supposed to be West's big fashion moment, right? He's designed sneakers before--his "Air Yeezy" collection for Nike--but this has been buzzed-over for months! Where's the drama? We'll admit there are a couple of pairs that we'd wear with some ripped jeans on a Sunday shopping stroll (the pale gray with bright red soles are alluring in a vaguely Christian Louboutin kind of way), but the tassels! Good lord, the tassels! The collection is still titled "spring/summer 2009," though it clearly won't be rolling out in the very near future, so you'll just have to be patient.