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There will be no shortage of baby showers for Kim Kardashian. Obviously. But what about Kanye? The next six months of Kim's pregnancy might just be the one time the world overlooks Kanye West—and no one wants that. And as there are about a million things he'll need once the bundle of joy arrives, we thought we'd help him out with the planning. Read on for some suggestions on how he can be come the world's most stylish divo dad.—Jihan Forbes
A diaper bag:
Kanye can't tote his child's diapers in just any schlepper. This textured calfskin bag from Céline's got all the specs: It's black and white (Yeezy's favorite color combination) and designed by Phoebe Philo. Uh, does he already own this?
A scarf to cover the baby's head during paparazzi run-ins:
Yeezy is not going to cover his child's head with any 'ol scarf once the paps come a-running. We think the rapper should tap one of his favorite designers, Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, to fashion a foulard fit for pop culture royalty—perhaps in a pattern similar to the Watch the Throne cover he created for Kanye. It might look something like this $330 black and gold-fringed wool wrap.
Sweatpants for Lamaze Class:
We don't think Yeezy would be caught dead in a regular pair of sweatpants. No sir! So, when the rapper is cradling the swollen belly of his "baby mama" during the private Lamaze classes they're bound to take, we imagine he would pull out a pair of his favorite $1,600 leather sweatpants from En Noir for the occasion.
A baby carrier:
A fashion geek like Kanye would loath to be seen lugging his little prince or princess in a carrier emblazoned with a designer logo. This ain't 2002! Yeezy's going to want something sleek that won't going to compromise his fabulous outfit. This Infantino Sync Comfort Wrap Carrier is in Kanye's favorite shade (black) and can be customized "to fit any body style."
A mask for peek-a-boo:
Kanye took the stage at his Revel concert in Atlantic City a few weeks ago donning a crystal mask from Margiela that had everyone talking. And while we were kind of into it, we think that particular look might be a little scary for the baby. This swan headdress from Giles' Spring 2012 collection is a little bit more whimsical and fun.
Sneakers to Outrun the Paps:
These mirrored sneakers from (where else?) Maison Martin Margiela are the perfect kicks in which to evade the paps. They look mighty comfy (good for a quick getaway), and their mirrored finish is sure to overpower the glare of the paparazzi lenses.
Bonus: Footwear for the Baby!
Every famous tot has some sort of designer footwear, and while Kim and Kanye have more than enough money to purchase a pair of Marc Jacobs baby booties for their tot, we think the couple's spawn could borrow Blue Ivy Carter's (white!) Jeremy Scott x Adidas Wings sneakers. If anything, the exchange will teach the privileged youngsters an important lesson about sharing.
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