Every fashionista wants to be a star and every star a fashionista – Sean Avery, Lydia Hearst, Kanye West
December 16, 2008 by J.T.
It seems every week another celeb, socialite or athlete is interning at a magazine, fashion house or other fashionista-related industry, raising eyebrows in the media as to why people of their caliber (*cough* money*) would take on such marginal roles. Is it the glitz and glamour that attracts them? Do they just want to be guaranteed a seat at runway shows? Are they trying to see how much more free stuff they can get both as a celeb and as an employee?
It seems that no sooner were we digesting the news of yummy NHL hockey player Sean Avery interning at Vogue, styling models for photoshoots in L.A. and attending ‘senior level meetings’ in New York, do we now learn that Kanye West is planning on interning in London this coming spring. For anyone not familiar with Kanye, his level of ambition and dedication to anything he does is simply immeasurable. While he may come off as cocky as Chuck Bass at a Hamptons White Party, he has good reason to: multi-platinum albums, Grammy wins, sold out concerts, world-reknown celeb status, the list goes on and on.
Not content with dominating one industry, Kanye has set his sights on conquering a world he’s only seen from the front-row of fashion shows. His goal: intern at large fashion houses like Louis Vuitton whilst launching his own line Pastelle (yes, as in Estelle, with whom he’s made a duet for the hit single American Boy. *Rolls eyes*) . Oh, and let’s not forget he’ll still be doing that singing thing on the side, every weekend or so.
While other famous phenoms, such as Lydia Hearst, are actually doing gruntly intern work at places like BlackBook, preparing to take the reins of the family company one day, Kanye may simply be completing his own prophecy. Yes, that wasn’t a typo – I wrote prophecy.
Let’s not forget, Kanye believes that if the Bible were written today, he would be in it. Perhaps this internship is a stepping stone to that end. Thousands of years from now, when humanity searches for the next saviour, I’m certain that they will read of the Gospel of Kanye, a story of a powerful music king whom left his day job to follow the steps of the prophet Wintour, finding salvation at the end of the catwalk lights.
Perhaps if things don’t work out for Slowey’s future junior editory and ass-sistant, Kanye could try out for next seaon’s Stylista.