Kim Kardashian West is happy that her rapper/designer husband Kanye West has been named one the most stylish men alive by GQ magazine. "Most stylish man alive!!!!!@GQ," the reality star wrote to her 36.9 million Instagram followers.
However, many of those followers mocked GQ for putting rapper West on the list. “He looks homeless most of the time or he's wearing some tacky af velour sweatsuit,” writes an Instagram user. Check out more comments here.
Others making the list included Ryan Gosling, Jay Z, Jaden Smith, Pharrell Williams and Bradley Cooper. On the GQ cover, West, 38, wears a crisp white shirt and ripped jeans as he talks on the phone. Check out the full list here.
GQ chose the men by analyzing their street style photos. The magazine released the list of 20 most stylish men alive after going through a list of “hundreds” of candidates. "The team spent countless hours pulling scores of photos -- pretty much every look each nominee has been caught wearing in the last few years," GQ writes on the procedure of the magazine for choosing the men.
The magazine moved “boxes full of research files” and had “long editing sessions spearheaded by creative director Jim Moore and design director Fred Woodward.” The selection team debated on which celebrity has a “truly has unique, effortless, deeply-ingrained personal style” that many people learn from.
Meanwhile, the “Yeezus” rapper has had a very successful year. Apart from releasing music with Rihanna and Paul McCartney, he teamed with sports brand Adidas and launched “Yeezy Season 1” at New York Fashion Week in February. The shoes from his collection “Yeezy Boost 350” were sold out within minutes. The collection will hit stores Saturday.
The rapper has a unique sense of style and has dreamed of being a fashion designer since he was a child. "I dreamed, since I was a little kid, of having my own store where I could curate every shoe, sweatshirt and color. I have sketches of it. I cried over the idea of having my own store," West told the New York Times fashion magazine in a February interview.