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To secure his place as a fashion icon, the 'Heartless' singer recently met with Professor Louise Wilson at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College in London to discuss a Master's degree program in fashion, according to Britain's The Sun. In 2009, West designed sneakers for brands like Louis Vuitton and Nike (limited edition Air Jordan) and even completed an internship with the house of Fendi in Italy.
Central Saint Martins College already has some famous alum, so Kanye will fit right in. Central's graduates include designers like the late Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, John Galliano and Lady Gaga's Grammy Awards egg designer Hussein Chalayan, as well as actors Pierce Brosnan and Paul Bettany and musician PJ Harvey.
"Kanye spends a lot of time with fashion students and often hooks up with Central's arty pupils when he is in London," said a source to the newspaper. "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."
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