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Kanye West hosts concert at Fondation Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week

Kanye West hosts concert at Fondation Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week

An exclusive four-day residency at the Frank-Gehry designed foundation

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Kanye West announced a surprise series of concerts during Paris Fashion Week at the Frank Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton this weekend...

“I wanna thank my original family for having me this evening, the LVMH group,” Kanye West announced, as he kickstarted his first surprise concert at the Fondation Louis Vuitton on Saturday.

Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of the LVMH group since 1989, was present for the occasion. “He’s great,” the 66-year-old said after the show, before heading backstage to congratulate West in his dressing room with his wife and five children in tow.

22-year-old Alexandre Arnault is responsible for putting together West's four-day Fondation Louis Vuitton residency, explaining “We organized it in two days.” The event features a two-hour show and a film project created in collaboration with Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave). Acclaimed photographer Jackie Nickerson also worked on the surprise Paris Fashion Week pop-up.

“Me and my daughter were shopping in London at Dover Street Market and I got a phone call from Kanye and he says, ‘I’m at Dover Street Market, where are you?’ and I said, ‘Hey, I’m at Dover Street Market,’” Steve McQueen explained. “I always said I would never shoot a music video, and here we did one in 10 days. That’s Kanye: It’s been a wild ride.”

West performed at the Frank Gehry-designed Fondation on Saturday and Sunday and will complete his final two performances tonight and March 10. Tickets are priced at €100 – and a portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

Kanye West hosts concert at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Kanye West hosts concert at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Kanye West hosts concert at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Kanye West hosts concert at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Kanye West hosts concert at Fondation Louis Vuitton

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