Having successfully navigated the European collections in seasons past, Kanye West took in his very first informal presentation Saturday afternoon at Scott Sternberg’s Band of Outsiders. Low key and smiling, West, who only met Sternberg last week, warmly greeted the designer in a lower Broadway loft. “I love his stuff,” said West, who admitted to cleaning out Barneys New York of its stock before seeking out Sternberg directly.
As for his plans for the rest of the week, “I’m not sure yet, I just got in.” Meanwhile, Jason Wu waited patiently to meet and congratulate Sternberg. Stylist Tina Chai, who works with both designers, made the introduction. “I’m buying everything,” Wu said. “I have a hard time finding my size, but I buy everything I can from Barneys.” Maybe he’ll bump into Kanye there?