Kanye West Launches New Line of Scarves Based on Banned Album Artwork

May 9, 2011  |  

The image of a naked female phoenix straddling a naked Kanye may have been banned in the U.S. as the album cover for his fifth studio album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” but Kanye has decided to put the art to better use by launching a risqué line of scarf designs.

Under a partnership with M/M (Paris), Kanye created five limited-edition designs that were printed on silk ties set in gold lettering. The designs are based on the cover of his hit album, which was designed by artist George Condo. The nude portrait of Kanye and the female phoenix is one of the five designs that were commissioned for the scarves.

Only 100 of each of the five scarves were designed, and each edition was given its own name, which includes “Power,” the “Phoenix,” the “Face”, the “Ballerina” and the “Priest.” The scarves will be sold exclusively through M/M (Paris)’s website, and at the French boutique Colette for $364 U.S. retail, reports the Daily Mail.

This is the latest fashion project for Kanye who created a line of sneakers for Louis Vuitton in 2009, and the Air Yeezy sports show with Nike.

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