In case you missed it this week, there was quite a bit of buzz this week about the future of Kanye West‘s fashion education. Despite being already well-known for his occasionally trend-setting clothing choices, palling around with designers, and had a successful internship at Gap (we assume), The Sun broke the story earlier this week that West was preparing to enter the masters-level fashion design program at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. While the school is the alma mater of a number of industry giants, including Alexander McQueen, Zac Posen and less-than-giant-at-the-moment, John Galliano, it also has celebrity legacy in other fields as well, having included people like Jarvis Cocker, Colin Firth, and Pierce Brosnan as students at one time, to name just a very few (though not all, of course, were enrolled in fashion). So maybe West would have no trouble moving right into a program. The only trick is that he might not actually be going at all. MTV News called the college and was told that “Kanye West is not enrolling in the MA Fashion program.” Furthermore, they said, “He visited the college last week on unrelated matters.” So will the musician be noticeably absent over the next year or two as he digs in, spending hours buried under books and fabric? Somehow we doubt that, but who’s to know when it comes to Kanye. Maybe he’s just reading the writing on the wall and realizing that the future of celebrity follows the James Franco model and every person in the public eye must now be enrolled in at least 15 different programs at one time in order to stay relevant.
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