Mr. West reveals his dream job, and it’s got nothing do with his current 9 to 5.
Gap’s creative director position is now open, and an unlikely candidate would love to fill that role. Last week, in an interview with Style.com, during the same time Kanye West released his Adidas Originals Collection, he revealed that one of his dreams is to become creative director at Gap.
In typical Yeezy style, he explained he would like to be the “Steve Jobs of Gap,” saying:
“Perhaps this is a bit of a demo tape. When I say Steve Jobs of the Gap, as I talk to the people at the Gap right now [leans into tape recorder], I’m not talking about a capsule. I’m talking about full Hedi Slimane creative control of the Gap is what I would like to do. And I can say this because it doesn’t conflict with my Adidas contract.”
This isn’t the first time Kanye has tried finding a way to collaborate with Gap, either. Back in 2013 he approached them, but the discussions broke down early, as he’s quoted as saying in the New York Times.
“I went to the Gap and I said ’Lemme try to do something’ and I couldn’t get past the politics. And I’m like ’I’m telling you, I got it. I know it. I can do it. Gimme a shot.’ Our first night [on the Yeezus Tour] we sold $83,000 in tour merch. Imagine if you take these thoughts and connect it with a corporation like the Gap.”
With Gap sales down, and everything related to Kanye West being up, maybe now is the time for the two to sit down at the table again. The Kanye factor could be exactly what they need.