Kanye has a secret team creating Bianca Censori’s wild outfits in a day
Kanye West and Bianca Censori have been photographed for months around Europe with Censori sporting sheer hoisery looks. According to fashion designers who have worked closely with Kanye West, the rapper has a “whole atelier in Italy” cranking out the nearly-naked body stockings.GC Images
Bianca Censori’s wardrobe leaves little to the imagination — but there has been one big question: Where are these skimpy outfits coming from?
According to fashion designers who have worked closely with Kanye West, the rapper has a “whole atelier in Italy” cranking out the nearly-naked body stockings that his “wife” has been sporting as the couple have cavorted around Europe and Japan over the past four months.
“Anything he wants to make they can make it. He’s really just making it on the spot,” said Mowalola Ogunlesi, the Nigerian-born, London-based designer hired by West in 2020 to head his Yeezy Gap collaboration.
“They design it and have an in-house team that creates everything in a day,” said a second designer who has worked with West but asked to remain anonymous.
Stressing that there is no “structural” process to the creation of the clothes, Ogunlesi explained: “They just buy tights and style it and cut it on [Censori] … Usually they get Wolford. Tights are not safe when they’re around.”
Censori exited a Florence hotel in early September wearing sheer nude tights and holding a a purple pillow in front of her breasts — which a source told The Post was likely from the couple’s hotel room.
She added that the deconstructed hosiery looks are being put together, under West and Censori’s direction, by Laura Beham of the Zurich-based design collective Proto-types, which used upcycled outfits from Yeezy — West’s fashion line that spawned now defunct sneaker collaboration with Adidas — in their Spring 2024 collection.
Those looks include face coverings shrouded in fabric and arm-binding pockets, which line up with Censori’s recent wardrobe.
When alerted that The Post had been told she is the designer behind Censori’s looks, Beham replied by text with a heart.
Censori’s style team sourced a vintage tire-like Maison Margiela design from 2008.
“Anything he wants to make they can make it. He’s really just making it on the spot,” said designer Mowalola Ogunlesi of how Censori and West are sourcing looks.
Architectural designer Censori, 28, “married” her Yeezy boss in a non-legally binding ceremony in January — two months after his divorce from Kim Kardashian — and has been evoking sheer madness ever since.
Since June, she has stepped out in Tokyo, Berlin, Florence and Venice in a series of skin-tight, sometimes very sheer bodysuits and barely-there bra tops made of tights material. But there have been some high-design moments.
Censori, who is from Australia, turned heads at Ogunlesi’s Mowalola show at London Fashion Week on September 15, wearing a swimsuit-like Marni bodysuit paired with a matching fluffy head piece.
Censori “has a lot of say in what she wants to wear. Everything Bianca is wearing is really from her and Ye’s brain,” Ogunlesi told The Post.
Contrary to most design houses, Ogunlesi said there is no “structural” process to the creation of Censori’s clothes. “They just buy tights and style it and cut it on [Censori] … Usually they get Wolford. Tights are not safe when they’re around.”
In June, she wore an arm-binding bodysuit and condom-like head covering, topped with what looked like a cushioned tire shielding her from shoulders to ears. According to Ogunlesi, the top piece is vintage Maison Margiela.
After Censori was seen leaving a Florence hotel in early September, wearing sheer nude tights and holding a a purple pillow in front of her breasts — which Ogunlesi told The Post was likely from the couple’s hotel room — some, including comedian Kathy Griffin, wondered if West was “controlling” his wife.
But Ogunlesi, who has designed looks for Kardashian and daughter North West, insists that Censori and the “Jesus Walks” rapper are working in tandem.
Ogunlesi created this black-tape look for Censori
Ogunlesi said she used tape for this look because fabric would have been impossible.
“She [Bianca] has a lot of say in what she wants to wear. Everything Bianca is wearing is really from her and Ye’s brain,” the designer said. “They want to show people that you can do this yourself. It’s stuff that’s attainable — tights.
“With tights, you can cut them and sew it — if it doesn’t work out you can put on another pair.”
Ogunlesi herself whipped up Censori’s black-tape outfit, for a May photo shoot, in “under an hour.” It consisted of a square of tape covering Censori’s breasts, a strip over her privates, and a buttocks-baring cross shape.
The deconstructed hosiery looks are said to be put together, under West and Censori’s direction, by Laura Beham (right) of the Zurich-based design collective Proto-types. She’s pictured here with her design partner Callum Pidgeon (left).
Designer Mowalola Ogunlesi was hired by Kanye West in 2020 to head his Yeezy Gap collaboration. West and Censori sat front row at her London fashion show earlier this month.
“It was so difficult to try and do that with fabric because of its limitations. We just got black tape and created the look with tape on her,” Ogunlesi said.
Insiders say it’s unlikely West will partner with a major fashion house in the future, following his inflammatory anti Semitic comments that prompted brands like Adidas, Balenciaga and Gap to drop him in October 2022. Loyal Yeezy employees, however, are apparently sticking by the rapper, despite the label having ceased production.
Since June, Censori has stepped out in Tokyo, Berlin, Florence and Venice in a series of skin-tight hosiery-esque outfits like the one pictured here.
Ogunlesi insists that Censori — seen here in an earlier photo — and West are working in tandem and Censori is not under his control.
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“He supports a lot of us who work at Yeezy – he’s just kind of building his own fashion nation based on freedom rather than having a boardroom of white people in suits telling you how to create or define your brand,” Ogunlesi said.
As for West’s ongoing fashion collaboration with Censori — his “muse,” multiple sources told The Post — Ogunlesi added: “I feel like they really don’t give a f–k about anything other than the things they want to do. Luckily they don’t have to survive off their art at the moment, so the