Westside Gunn on Making the Balenciaga Coat Trendy, Having Platinum Teeth as a Teen, and Working with Virgil Abloh

At Paris Men’s Fashion Week this year, inside an underground shopping mall, Westside Gunn’s raspy voice suddenly faded into the speakers to serenade the models walking in Off-White’s Fall 2020 runway show. If that song, “Perfect Plex,” was a canvas, it would be worthy enough to be exhibited in the Louvre museum, which was just a short walk away. Forget the Mona Lisa, because the kids can just see her smile on a Off-White hoodie anyway. What Paris really needs is an oil painting of the FlyGod in a suede Prada suit…


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