The Official Kanye West Model Cheat Sheet
He may have his detractors, but when it comes to fashion, Kanye West gets it. Like, he really, really gets it. The man tweets about Comme des Garcons and Lanvin. He wants a “fashion wifey,” for goodness’ sake! Kanye dated model Amber Rose, but apparently did not deem her wife material. But don’t worry! He’s got a whole Rolodex full of the industry’s finest, which he showcases on his latest track “Christian Dior Denim Flow.”
The song clocks in at nearly 7 minutes (!) and features John Legend, Pusha T, Ryan Leslie, Lloyd Banks and Kid Cudi. We can’t pretend to be hip hop aficionados, but we do think Kanye’s verse is the best one — and not just because he drops some mad model knowledge. Also, side note: the song’s name is no surprise given his affinity for Dior suits.
In the interest of being servicey, we’ve decided to provide you with a cheat sheet of sorts for Kanye’s newest entry into the fashion canon. We’ve transcribed his verse, linked to the models’ Power Grid pages and even created a handy slideshow of the girls (in order of appearance!). You’re welcome.
I’m in my Christian Dior with a Veronica Webb
Noemie Lenoir, Chanel, Sessilee Lopez
Arlenis Sosa, Selita Ebanks
If you work with my people, speak that Jourdan Dunn language
Make a phone call, out to Joan Smalls
I wonder how it feel to lower Stone’s walls
Jessica Gomes, yall, I would damage her
And see if Jessica Stam got the stamina
I’m in the car with Leo and the Benz swerve
I heard Bar was friends with Esti Ginzburg
Coco Rocha, Kate Mimosa [Ed. note: We're assuming he means Kate Moss.]
Alessandra Ambrosio, Anja Rubik
Get Olga Kurylenko, tell her I’m very single
Abbey Lee, too — I’m a freak, boo
I’m wylin’, I’m on a thousand
I wanna see Irina Shayk next to Doutzen.