Kanye West at the 2011 VMAs.
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Kanye West and Jay-Z surprised the 2011 VMAs with an unannounced performance of the new single "Otis" from their album collab, Watch the Throne. We'd been wondering if the Kanye rumors were true—if he was actually going to show—and if he'd possibly be wearing something that would hint at his upcoming fashion line that is reportedly set to debut during New York Fashion Week. Instead, we were bestowed with the gift of ombré chambray. Try saying that out loud: ombré chambray. Let it seep into your soul and emanate from your pores. Ommm-brayyy cham-brayyy. (Don't mind us, it's just the Swedish Fish talking, but, really, what a beautiful pairing of words and colored fabric.) But, WE'RE SERIOUS. Kanye rocked ALL OVER DENIM. That's risky. He paired a gradient shaded, blue chambray shirt (unbuttoned slightly, a thick strand of gold peeking through) with his FAVE Balmain jeans. We think he looks comfy, happy, and TAME this year. Blue on the outside but maybe not so much on the inside. What can we say? We like it.
+ Do you like Kanye's relaxed ombré chambray?
+ WATCH KANYE WEST AND JAY-Z SING 'OTIS' AT THE 2011 VMAS!!!
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