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Kanye West’s first Yeezy Gap release is a $200 jacket

Kanye West’s first Yeezy Gap piece is lastly right here.

Nearly precisely one yr after saying his partnership with the retailer, the rapper celebrated his 44th birthday on Tuesday, June 8, by dropping his first design: a single blue puffer-style jacket priced at $200.

Dubbed the “Spherical Jacket” and set to ship this fall, the unisex outerwear options no zippers, buttons or snaps, is created from recycled nylon and contains a Yeezy Gap brand tag.

Forward of the shock drop, West teased the jacket’s release final week by stepping out within the type in 80-degree LA, though most followers have been distracted by his weird face overlaying and Nike Vandal Excessive sneakers.

Kanye West wearing his first Yeezy Gap design, a blue puffer jacket
Kanye West stepped out in his first Yeezy Gap creation final week in LA.
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To have fun the launch, West and Gap have organized for “floating projections” of the coveted coat to pop up in numerous areas in NYC, LA and Chicago; the musician used a related advertising and marketing technique forward of his “Yeezus” album release in 2013.

Final month, Enterprise of Style reported that Yeezy Gap was on observe to debut in June, main many followers to consider that the complete assortment was coming quickly.

The press release saying the collaboration final yr promised “trendy, elevated fundamentals for males, girls and children at accessible worth factors,” and there’s no phrase but on when extra designs will drop.

Kanye West's Yeezy Gap "Round Jacket"
Dubbed the “Spherical Jacket,” the Kanye West-designed coat options no zippers, buttons or snaps, is created from recycled nylon and contains a Yeezy Gap brand tag.
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Final July, the “Sure 2” rapper shared a sneak peek at a Yeezy Gap becoming, which included a handful of neon-bright tie-dye items together with a few signature Yeezy neutrals.

West’s 10-year take care of Gap — reportedly value near $1 billion — marks a full-circle second for the star, who labored at one of many retailer’s Chicago shops as a teenager.

In 2015, the Grammy winner instructed Vogue, “One in every of my goals was to be the top artistic director of the Gap. I’d prefer to be the Steve Jobs of the Gap … I’m not speaking about a capsule. I’m speaking about full … artistic management of the Gap is what I want to do.”

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