Us Weekly broke the news a few weeks ago that Kanye West was interning at the Gap, where he toiled away until midnight, soaking up knowledge and real-world fashion-industry experience like the good little nonsensical, bright-purple-sweater-wearing sponge he is. Then a wily public-relations person tore through the media, denying the reports, which was sad, because we had begun to imagine Kanye as a design tour de force for not just Louis Vuitton customers and sneaker freaks, but the Everyman and the Everyman’s chinos. Finally, through Gap, we felt like we could relate to Kanye. But now, the story is back in the Chicago Tribune, which reports that Kanye is interning at Gap’s headquarters in Manhattan, working side-by-side with his buddy creative director Patrick Robinson. Friends don’t let friends intern for administrative assistants.
The Tribune also reports:
It has been speculated West is looking to launch a line of clothing for the Gap, but so far, those reports have not been confirmed.
Well, someone at Gap had better start confirming things, because this is exactly what that brand needs to start making money again. A ridiculous, gimmicky line designed and fronted by a celebrity along with, ideally, his stunning lady love, Amber Rose. If her smile and personal style don’t say “shop at Gap,” we don’t know what does.
Kanye West Interns At The Gap In NYC [Chicago Tribune]