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Kanye West Famous Screening NYC

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Kanye West held six screenings for his song ‘Famous’ last night in New York City. By now everyone knows “I FEEL LIKE ME AND TAYLOR MIGHT…,” the first 10 words of the song, which have ignited the masses. West’s ever-changing album The Life of Pablo has been at the pinnacle of hip-hop conversation this year. Not just because of the content within the album, but the conversation and controversy subsequent to its release. The Taylor Swift quip being the height of the hype. I don’t need to recap their complicated relationship, but if you have seen the video, you know that fuel has been added to the flame, depending on perspective.

 

The video, which is currently only available via Tidal, has been screened in Los Angeles and now, New York. LA got the Hollywood treatment and tickets sold out almost instantly. West took the streets of NYC, much like his famed ‘New Slaves‘ screenings, and notified fans with tweets revealing six screening locations at 10 p.m. RSVP Gallery headed to the E Houston screening location as fans and curious passerby eagerly awaited the screening. Nearly two hours passed, but at midnight, the projectors illuminated the sides of buildings as onlookers cheered.

 

Since its release, everyone has come out of the woodwork to weigh in; Lena Dunham took to social media to air out her woes with the video, while Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel (insert Kanye’s Spongebob meme here) blocked out segments of their show to poke fun at West. The Reddit community has already dedicated a slew of threads to the video and its interpretations. The flick features George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Kim Kardashian, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby, Taylor Swift and West in bed together and is mimicked after Vincent Desiderio’s 2008 “Sleep” painting. West, who entrusted Uzi to put his signature style on the video, has yet to weigh in on the truths of any interpretations, and may very well leave it to the masses. Check out the gallery above for a full recap and stay tuned for news on more screenings.

Kanye West Announces ‘Saint Pablo’ Tour

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Kanye West took to his twitter to make an abrupt announcement which simply read “TOUR.” This was followed by a link to his website which revealed his next showcase. In just three months, West will amass 32 shows in North America, kicking off in Indianapolis on August 25th. Ye will make appearances in 21 states, supplemented by two additional shows in Canada. Most notably, he will play back-to-back shows in Chicago on October 7th & 8th at the United Center and All-State Arena, respectively.

 

His last outing, the Yeezus tour, ended in 2014 and spanned 45 performances from October 2013 to September 2014. It received iconic status for West’s avant-garde performance approach and its success was only eclipsed by Paul McCartney’s ‘Out There!’ tour. Opening acts included the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Drake, A Tribe Called Quest, Pusha T, Travi$ Scott, and E-40.

 

No information has been released on the artists, if any, who will accompany West on the tour. Tickets go on sale June 18th and will be available through Live Nation. Check out the images above for a full list of dates.

 

 

Yeezy Boost 750 ‘Grey/Gum’

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Hot off the release of the Yeezy Season 2 ‘Military Crepe Boots,’ we get the next sneaker from the Kanye West and adidas partnership. The Grey/Gum Yeezy Boost 750. Baring the same silhouette as the beloved Triple Black pair, these come equipped with the signature midfoot strap and side zips. The feature that has been most talked about are the Glow-in-the-Dark soles, which were first seen on the Nike Air Yeezy. West brings these back with translucent glowing gum soles.

 

The Yeezy Boost 750 ‘Grey/Gum’ releases Saturday, June 11 worldwide.

Just In: Yeezy Military Crepe Boots

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In our last post, we took a look into the Yeezy Season 2 Zine and gave a little info on the highly anticipated Yeezy Military Crepe Boots. Here, we take a close-up look at the shoes with abounding detail. Kanye West stays true to the label’s signature earth tones with a monochromatic ‘Taupe’ colorway. Suede outer construction and leather lining give the shoe an ultra-luxurious feel, while the gum crepe outsole gives way to West’s knack for blending high fashion and streetwear. Unlike the women’s heels and boots from Season 2, the Military Crepe Boots were constructed in Spain and without help from adidas.

 

The shoes dropped at RSVP Gallery on Monday, June 6. They are available in-store only in men’s European sizes 40-47, whole sizes only, with limited availability. For more information, email [email protected] or call (773) 770-6666.

RSVP Gallery Yeezy Season 1 Takeover

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In the final months of 2015, we find ourselves in the midst of Yeezy Season 1. To celebrate the arrival of this long anticipated collaboration between Kanye West and Adidas, RSVP Gallery transformed itself into a temporary exhibit to capture the essence of the collection.

 

RSVP for adidas Originals by Kanye West Yeezy Boost 350 Pirate Black


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Want a chance at a FREE pair of adidas Originals #YEEZYBOOST 350s? Stop by RSVP starting today and enter to win a free pair with the purchase of our RSVP Yeezy Boost 350 edition tee ($50) The raffle is limited to in-store only and you must have a valid ID upon registration. Limit to 3 entries per person and until supplies last. Winner will be contacted Saturday, August 22 by 12pm CDT. If phone is not answered when contacted we will move on to the next person. Good luck!

RSVP Travels: NYFW / All-Star Weekend ’15

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New York City was the place to be last week and naturally we made the short trip from our headquarters in Chicago to the east coast. The city that never sleeps was even more lively than usual as both New York Fashion Week and All-Star weekend took over the streets. We kick started our week at the highly anticipated Kanye x Adidas presentation. With Adidas giving the reigns of creativity to its collaborators, we’re not surprised Kanye’s capsule collection was monochromatic perfection.  On Saturday, we put the fashion shows on pause to show love to the Just ★ Don All-Star Weekend pop-up shop hosted inside the Jordan 30th anniversary exhibit. Our second stop was at Robert Geller. Geller’s models truly demonstrated how not to sacrifice style for warmth for the A/W ’15 season with effortless layering focused on proportions. Last on the agenda was Hood by Air and although we’ve come to expect their outlandish presentations it definitely doesn’t make them any less interesting. HBA designer Shayne Oliver continues his mastery of dichotomies, as seen on fur coats with box logos, male models in skirts, and generally clean cut tailoring with streetwear accents.