Kanye West Applies To Fashion School

Kanye West is going from proud College Dropout to Studious Fashionisto: The “All of the Lights” hitmaker is seeking a master’s degree in fashion at London’s Central Saint Martins College, TIME reports. We can’t say we’re surprised: Yeezy has been a frequent fixture at runway shows from Milan to Paris to New York and has expressed interest in the fashion community before.

Saint Martins’ alumni include the celeb-favored Alexander McQueen, who was idolized by fashion-obsessed Kanye. West flew in to meet with several of the College’s professors last Wednesday, The Sun reports. But tipsters were to quick to points out that West won’t be accepted solely for his celebrity status.

“Kanye spends a lot of time with fashion students and often hooks up with Central’s arty pupils when he is in London,” says an insider.

“The rapper already has work experience with Fendi and Louis Vuitton on his CV. Now that he has been interviewed the school’s board will have to decide whether to allow him to start the MA fashion course later this year,” the source added.

“It is a big decision because it would get CSM publicity – but it may also damage the school’s credibility. There are already rumors flying around among current students. They are saying he has been turned down for a place because his portfolio wasn’t up to standard.”

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