A History of Highlights From Kanye West's Best Fashion "Rants" Image via thedrop.fm/Larry Busacca, Getty Images

"The New York Times"

Date: June 11, 2013

On taking fashion seriously: 
"But the passion is for humanity. The passion is for people. The passion is for the 18-year-old version of myself. The passion is for the kids at my shows. I need to do more. I need to be able to give people more of what they want that currently is behind a glass. I don’t believe that it’s luxury to go into a store and not be able to afford something. I believe luxury is to be able to go into a store and be able to afford something.

"I sat down with a clothing guy that I won’t mention, but hopefully if he reads this article, he knows it’s him and knows that out of respect, I didn’t mention his name: this guy, he questioned me before I left his office:, 'If you’ve done this, this, and this, why haven’t you gone further in fashion?' And I say, 'I’m learning.' But ultimately, this guy that was talking to me doesn’t make Christmas presents, meaning that nobody was asking for his [stuff] as a Christmas present. If you don’t make Christmas presents, meaning making something that’s so emotionally connected to people, don’t talk to me."

On his reaction when he looks back at his outfits from five or seven years ago: 
"Yeah, kill self. That's all I have to say. Kill self."

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