Whoever has Kanye West’s love locked down can look forward to a high-fashion makeover, too.
Just look at his latest flame, Julia Fox, whom the 44-year-old rapper surprised with “an entire hotel suite full of clothes” worth nearly $100,000 during their NYC date night last week.
“It was every girl’s dream come true,” the “Uncut Gems” actress, 31, told Interview Magazine.
“It felt like a real Cinderella moment. I don’t know how he did it, or how he got all of it there in time. But I was so surprised. Like, who does things like this on a second date? Or any date!”
The answer to that question? Kanye West, of course. The Grammy winner is no stranger to starting trends, and it seems the ladies in his life are often “Bound 2” switch up their style or don designs from some of his favorite labels.
From makeovers to modeling, here’s a brief history of how the “Donda” musician changes how his significant others dress.
From the runway to “Runaway.” Before his brief romantic relationship with the Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2010, West cast her as the glamorous phoenix in his “Runaway” short film. He outfitted her in Phillip Lim wings and an elaborate breastplate for the role – the latter of which she previously told MTV she only found out about when she arrived in Prague for the shoot.
“A lot of it is putting trust into his creativity and into his vision,” she explained.
This pair became front row fixtures over the course of their tumultuous relationship, and even attended the Met Gala together in 2009. They weren’t exactly a perfect match when it came to personal style, however, with Rose telling Elle in 2009 that they were “total opposites.”
That didn’t stop West from styling her for the photoshoot accompanying that Elle article, however, as he selected several curve-hugging styles for his then-beau.
“He’ll pick out something and I’ll be like, ‘Oh, God, I don’t like that at all,’” Rose told the magazine of collaborating with West. “And then I’ll pick out something and he’ll be like, ‘Babe, just … no.’ I’m more electric pink and bright yellow. And Kanye’s more like nude and bone. Like, bone is his favorite color. I’m like, whose favorite color is bone?”
Rose, known to try adventurous styles herself, assured the magazine at the time that she was “not his Barbie,” recounting a time when she opted to attend the Metropolitan Opera’s 125th Anniversary Gala in a cocktail dress with a thigh-high slit, rather than the gown West wanted her to try.
“I didn’t want to wear a long gown,” she said. “So then we get to the Met and everybody has a long gown. I was like, great. I didn’t know what the Met was!”
However, over the course of their courtship, Rose did end up stepping out in some more minimalist, monochromatic looks, donning a long gown for the 2009 Met Gala and sporting a simple white dress for the BET Awards the same year.
While Kardashian has become a style icon in her own right over the years, her look wasn’t always so fashion forward. West’s long-lasting influence on the Skims founder’s wardrobe began back in 2012 when he overhauled her closet on camera for an episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” ditching her pattern-heavy pieces and paving the way for her later “less is more” aesthetic.
“I really think that my relationship with my husband Kanye [West] really changed everything,” Kardashian told CNN Style in 2016. “I mean, back in the day I thought I had the best style. I look back at outfits and I’m, like, mortified.”
In addition to transforming her style over the course of their relationship and seven-year marriage, Kardashian also has the Yeezy mastermind partially to thank for entering more fashionable circles. Long before she was the belle of the Met Ball, she made her gala debut as his plus one in 2013 – a year before the pair finally scored the coveted cover of Vogue.
Even after their early 2021 split, West’s influence on Kardashian hasn’t seemed to “Fade.” In addition to coordinating with her estranged husband at his “Donda” listening parties this summer, she also sported a face-obscuring mask to the 2021 Met Gala, attending alongside Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia. West — who’s a fan of fashion-forward face masks himself — has teamed up with Gvasalia on several musical and visual projects over the years, most recently partnering with the Georgian creative on his Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga collection announced in January 2022.
The French luxury label has practically become a uniform for Kardashian of late; she’s worn the brand’s distinctive designs for everything from her October 2021 “SNL” hosting stint to her family’s 2021 Christmas Eve celebration.
If her current wardrobe wasn’t enough proof of West’s continued influence, the Skims founder also thanked him while accepting the Fashion Icon Award at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards, crediting him with “really introducing me to the fashion world.”
Before West got together with the Russian model post-Kardashian split, fashion may have foreshadowed their brief courtship. In addition to starring in his 2010 music video for “Power,” Shayk walked in the star’s Fall 2012 show at Paris Fashion Week, while he was designing under his pre-Yeezy Kanye West label. He even name-checked her in his fashion industry-centric 2010 song “Christian Dior Denim Flow,” which includes the lyrics, “All of these girls at my shows, they keep lovin’ me.”
The “Power” of West’s style influence stayed strong in recent years, too, with Shayk having sported a series Yeezy designs — including the $200 Yeezy x Balenciaga DMX tribute tee that helped raise $1 million for the late rapper’s family.
Page Six exclusively confirmed in November 2021 that Ye had been hooking up with 22-year-old model Vinetria “for awhile.” While their relationship was short-lived, it’s possible West hooked her up with some clothes. She was decked out in head-to-toe Balenciaga — West and Kardashian’s favorite luxury label — for their courtside date at the Donda Academy’s debut basketball game in Minneapolis.
Even before being linked to West, the “Uncut Gems” star had already sported a design made famous by West’s famous ex, Kardashian, and reportedly even showed off her Skims on Instagram. Now, after meeting West on New Year’s Eve, Fox has been spotted on two high-profile — and high-fashion — outings with the Yeezy designer.
It seems she’s already taking cues from West’s “Famous” fashion preferences, as she sported a Balenciaga swimsuit at the beach (with leather pants, no less) following her first date with Ye.
On their second date, West’s fashion influence became much more overt, with the rapper treating Fox to racks upon racks of Diesel duds. A rep for the brand told Page Six Style that the brunette beauty was presented with a whopping 40 looks to choose from, and ended selecting six outfits to keep.
In addition to scoring a suite-worth of styles, the mom of one has also taken to Instagram to promote West’s Yeezy x Gap designs, calling his blue Round Jacket “made with mommy’s [sic] in mind.”
Forget “All of the Lights” — it seems West is treating his new girlfriend to “All of the Looks” from his favorite brands.