Last night Kanye debuted his short film “Runaway”, and we loved it. We may be unabashed ‘Ye fans, but this was objectively a beautiful little video. When the credits rolled, it was revealed that Phillip Lim collaborated on the wardrobe with noted theater costumer Martin Izquierdo and we loved it even more.
Ever since his career misstep at the 2009 VMAs, Kanye has been obsessed with pheonix lore (rising from the ashes and whatnot), so he cast the impossibly gorgeous Selita Ebanks as a phoenix who falls to Earth. Kanye falls in love with the exotic feathered creature, but alas, the love is an impossible one.
Throughout the entirety of the film, Kanye looks dapper in various iterations of a suit, and Selita looks alternately nude and ornately clad. And while he makes standard rapper fashion references to brands like Dior and Versace, he also name checks Phoebe Philo. Yeah, he gets it.
Not only do we have a slideshow of all the looks, we’ve included the film itself below for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
this is some kind of spaceship or something.