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Kanye West's Fashion Week Sweatsuit is $2,200

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Photo: Getty
Photo: Getty

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Kanye West would not deign to don a top that wasn't borderline couture or pair of pants that weren't fancy. Expensive fancy. Especially at Paris Fashion Week. So you should know that West's sweatshirt of choice for the event was no normal Champion variety, but instead a $1,200 Haider Ackermann style. He also has the matching shrunken distressed sweatpants for $1,000.

Quick review on human existence: Sweatsuits are worn by the average person while eating crackers and spray cheese and Netflixing entire seasons of Family Ties in one sitting. And when you miss your mouth while wearing a sweatsuit and the cheese hits the floor, you use the leg of the sweatpant or the arm of the sweatshirt to clean up the residual cheese. It's just how things are done, an anthropological truth that we can all accept. But Kanye West can't accept it, won't accept it.

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Above you'll find a quick case study on the style logic of Mr. West using two halves of one Haider Ackermann sweatsuit. On right is Kanye at the airport, a basically appropriate place to wear sweatpants. On the left Kanye is at Paris Fashion Week in a sweatshirt. Ipso facto ergo, PFW and airports deserve the same level of fancy—that is an environment in which a cheese-eating suit is totally acceptable, but your clothes are the most expensive. As Drake would put it, at all times Kanye looks "rich enough that I don't have to tell 'em I'm rich."