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Black History Month Fashion Tribute: Kanye West

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Love him or hate him, Kanye West‘s keen fashion sense has made him a style icon.

The rapper/fashion designer is fun, fearless and unpredictable with his ensembles.

You never know if he’s going to step out in some fresh sneakers and a white tee, all black, or statement making furs.

He may have created some signature looks, but he clearly draws inspiration from many sources and never locks in a particular image. He has been the preppy nerd, the rocker, the hip-hop mogul and more.

From the denim shirt to classic Timberland boots, Kanye helped set, re-invent and popularize many key trends.

He launched the highly sought after “Air Yeezy” last year, his hit designer collaboration sneaker with Louis Vuitton, the Goyard “Robot Face” backpack, and is the face of BAPE‘s spring 2010 collection.

Kanye keeps it fresh by mixing up streetwear with high fashion luxuries, and then causes a stir here and there by throwing in some outrageous looks.

“It’s funny to me when fashion bloggers down our outfits and then super jock outlandish sh*t on the runway, but then they dress mad prude and don’t live fashion. We live it!!!”-Kanye West

Check out Kanye showing off yet another one of his fashion related skills – Here is behind the scenes footage of him styling girlfriend Amber Rose for her recent Elle photo shoot.

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