Our favourite nuggets from last night’s Kanye West Twitterthon

Phoebe Philo and Kanye West shot by Eric Ryan/Getty Images
Phoebe Philo and Kanye West shot by Eric Ryan/Getty Images

Last night (read: 4 a.m. his time) Kanye West took to took to his preferred forum to rant, muse, and philosophize, Twitter! Never one to mince words, West produced a series of over 70 tweets about everything from his time as an undercover Fendi designer to his thoughts on the VAT tax. His tweets culminated with the announcement of his plan to create an all-encompassing think tank, DONDA. (Yeah, you’ll be hearing that word every five seconds for the rest of your life.)

We summarize his best fashion tweets »

Kanye on the “Paris VAT” (or ahem, the European Union–wide tax):

“I still don’t have a Paris VAT number to this day… I don’t know what a VAT [is] but every time I asked why we didn’t have fabrics they said…it was because of the VAT”

On his multitude of fashion design roles:

“After doing the first LV collection I was sure I would get a second shot to create but was never given the opportunity”

On his apparent stint at Fendi:

“I moved to Rome after I left Japan and worked at Fendi for 4 months under cover … I was there to give ideas for the men’s collection”

On his custom sneaker for Nike:

“I designed a sneaker called the YEEZY with Nike. I’m ‘allowed’ to design 1 pair of sneakers every 2 years. I have more ideas…”

On his contract with Giuseppe Zanotti:

“I snuck to Giuseppe Zanotti Factory still under contract and learned to design woman’s shoes for 2 years before my first show in Paris”

On being frugal (a.k.a. receiving gifts):

“I know this is not a very rapper thing to say but I haven’t bought a new car or piece of jewelry in about 2 years…”

On fur:

“I remember being 5 years old picking and my mother taking me with her shopping at the discount fur spots”

“She said I would always point to the most expensive furs even as a child LOL”

On the Jetsons (yes, the TV show):

“I was just discussing becoming the creative director for the Jetson movie and someone on the call yelled out.. you should do a Jetsons tour!”

On the apparent connection between Michael Jackson, McQueen, and Steve Jobs:

“We need to take what Michael Jackson felt and Mcqueen and Steve Jobs and we need make things better…”

On his new company DONDA:

“I have started a new company and I’m so excited about the name…. it’s got the best name ever of all companies of all time!!!….”

“I am assembling a team of architects, graphic designers, directors musicians, producers, AnRs, writers, publicist, social media experts…app guys, managers, car designers, clothing designers, DJs, video game designers, publishers, tech guys, lawyers, bankers, nutritionist …doctors, scientist, teachers……To dream of, create, advertise and produce products driven equally by emotional want and utilitarian need.. To marry our wants and needs.”

And, finally, on award shows:

“Good logic tells me smile Kanye… the world likes you again… red or blue pill? … aaaaand Swallow lol”

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