When discussing the three, gentlemen below (André, Kanye & Pharrell), it is important to keep in mind that music is their 1st Love. Although they've become very convincing at presenting clothing for men and women, some of them may still be toeing the line and/or learning the ropes!
Here's a peek into their lives, as designing men... ENJOY!!!
André "3000" Benjamin
1/2 of the critically-acclaimed, rap duo, Outkast, is a Grammy award-winning musician, actor and now, spokesmodel.
Benjamin (known for his wittingly-creative and tailored aesthetic), is currently the face of Gillette's 'Masters of Style,' shaving campaign. He initially began his expansion into the fashion industry, around 2008, and hasn't looked back... He's created his own fashion label, titled Benjamin Bixby, has been featured in VOGUE magazine, and Esquire magazine named him the "Best Dressed Man in the World," in 2004!
* Video: Gillette 'Style'
The perennially controversial über-star, has made a household-name for himself, while simultaneously stealing the spotlight and selling out arenas, worldwide.
West (who has a knack for labels), loves fashion so much that he dedicated a song to it (Christian Dior Denim Flow), name-dropped a few, female supermodels and revved up his already prevalent machismo. In 2008, Vanity Fair magazine added West to their coveted, Best Dressed List, and just last year, he launched his eponymous, women's wear label (replete with a ready-to-wear showing), during Paris Fashion Week; an unusual feat for any musician, proving -once again- why Mr. West is a man apart!!!
*Video: Kanye's Paris
1/2 of the hit-making, music duo, The Neptunes and 1/3 of the rock band, N.E.R.D (and arguably, one of the coolest guys on the planet), Williams is an Academy Award performing and Grammy award-winning producer, who routinely works with industry heavyweights such as Madonna, Britney Spears... and, even Blue Ivy Carter!!!
Williams (a former, poster boy for Louis Vuitton), began his musical career as a youth, and went on to become a multi-million dollar, recording artist and producer. Around 2005, he launched the lucrative, fashion label Billionaire Boys Club (BBC), but has since become increasingly passionate about the environment, which led him to invest in Bionic® Yarn, "...the first high-performance eco-thread, and represents the fourth-
* Video: Bionic Yarn
WE TIP OUR HATS, TO THESE FINE GENTLEMEN!!!
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