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Kanye: Fashion inspires me

Kanye West wouldn't be able to put on such good concerts if he hadn't curated fashion shows.

The rapper is also a dab hand at design, premiering his first DW Kanye West collection at Paris Fashion Week in 2011.

He might not be showing this year, but that didn't stop the star heading to the French capital with his wife Kim Kardashian. While there, he put on an impromptu concert and it might not have gone down so well if he didn't have all that fashion expertise in the bag.

“As a musician, I would have never been able to design a show like what you saw tonight if it hadn’t been for my experience in Paris - learning how to minimise and make design decisions, how we started with just the single light,” he reasoned to WWD.

But it's not just about Kanye in Paris - Kim has been turning heads with her new bright blonde look. Usually a beautiful brunette, the 34-year-old surprised fans when she debuted such light locks. It turns out inspiration came from the Queen of Pop herself.

“He fully got the colour right. And it’s so perfect, I’m like, ‘Don’t make me fly out to Paris every time I need to colour my hair,’” she grinned of the hairdresser behind the look. “I’m happy with it. It’s a look. But I have a couple of shoots coming up and everyone is like, ‘Huh, what’s going on?’

“I’ve always had references of Madonna with platinum hair. They’ve been on my computer forever."

The A-list couple have been sitting front row at several of the Parisian shows, including Lanvin and Balmain.

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