Kanye West and Kim Kardashian reached a new level of celebrity on March 21, when Kanye revealed their Vogue cover on Twitter. The world had a few days to process the photographs (shot by Annie Leibovitz), where Kim, Kanye, and North are shown as a happy, globe-trotting family, before getting the full cover story.
The story reveals a lot, like that Kim didn't know what Margiela was in 2008 and that "Kimye" walk around Paris in sweats at night to window shop. It also name-drops a lot of the architects and designers who are at Kanye's side, helping him build and improve his cribs in New York, Paris, and Los Angeles.
Kim and Kanye's Los Angeles home (more specifically, in Bel Air) has been highly discussed over the past few months, and not just because the couple have been living at Kris Jenner's home while it gets built. Kanye's been consulting the top architects and designers in the game, including Oana Stanescu, Joseph Dirand, and Waldo Fernandez, to make this home, and all three of their homes, into the abodes of their dreams.
Even with this impressive roster, Kanye is no stranger to the upper echelon of design. He not only patented his seven-screen experience for the Cruel Summer film, he told the New York Times that a Le Corbusier lamp was one of the main inspirations for the Yeezus album. He even gave a design lecture at Harvard last November and said, "I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be 'architected.'"
If reading the Vogue article had you wishing you knew who Kanye was talking about, look no further. Here's A Guide to the Architects and Designers Kanye's Working With Right Now.