*Kanye West is collaborating with Vogue Italia for a project that is being kept under wraps, but is said to be about Africa.
The rapper, newly engaged to Kim Kardashian, has been invited to work on a new project for the magazine by its Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani, who praised the budding designer’s versatility and creative thinking.
Franca told E! News: ”We just [figured] out a new project for next. It’s about Africa, art and music. He’s more than music. He’s not only about music.”
Sozzani revealed she had already met with Kanye, but remained tight-lipped about the nature of the project.
Franca was being honored for her humanitarian work by the Dream For Future Africa Foundation at Spago in Beverly Hills, where Kim and Kanye were among the VIP guests.
Kim explained: “We wanted to come out and support Franca, who has been a good friend of Kanye’s. She’s stunning. She looks like a Dolce & Gabbana ad, a classic beauty.”
The stars were out in force to support Franca, who has been a driving force for change in the fashion industry since heading up Italian Vogue 1988. Her list of accomplishments includes becoming a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations, breaking high fashion taboos by launching Vogue Curvy for plus-sized bloggers and helping found non-profit organization CHILD PRIORITY.