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Kanye West SUED for $416K by fashion archive for not returning 13 pieces of clothing

Kanye West SUED for $416K by fashion archive for not returning 13 ‘rare, esteemed’ pieces of clothing

  • The 45-year-old rapper-designer rented a total of 49 items from The David Casavant Archive in 2020
  • The 31-year-old stylist, collector, and consultant is demanding $221K in unpaid rental fees and $194K to replace the missing 13 pieces
  • David began working with Ye in 2014 and he features both him and his estranged wife Kim Kardashian 12 times on his online portfolio

24-time Grammy winner Kanye ‘Ye’ West is being sued by fashion archivist David Casavant for not returning 13 of the 49 pieces of clothing he rented to him back in March 2020.

The 31-year-old stylist, collector, and consultant is coming for the 45-year-old rapper-designer for $221K in unpaid rental fees and $195K to replace the missing 13 ‘rare, esteemed pieces’ – according to TMZ.

Among the 49 items listed in David’s invoice was a heavily-distressed vintage blue denim jacket designed by Helmut Lang.

Fashion archivist David Casavant pictured in 2020

Legal trouble: 24-time Grammy winner Kanye ‘Ye’ West is being sued by fashion archivist David Casavant for not returning 13 of the 49 pieces of clothing he rented to him back in March 2020

Ye famously wore a vintage Helmut Lang jean jacket in the b&w music video for Rihanna’s 2015 song FourFiveSeconds, which was directed by Inez & Vinoodh.

Casavant began working with him in 2014 and he features West and his estranged wife Kim Kardashian 12 times on The David Casavant Archive’s online portfolio.

The Tennessee-born, NYC-based tastemaker has also loaned designer duds to Travis Scott, Rihanna, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Lorde, Tom Brady, 21 Savage, Young Thug, and Solange.

The Atlanta-born hip-hop star’s last public appearance was honoring Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26.

$416K total! The 31-year-old stylist, collector, and consultant is coming for the 45-year-old rapper-designer (pictured on June 26) for $221K in unpaid rental fees and $195K to replace the missing 13 'rare, esteemed pieces'

$416K total! The 31-year-old stylist, collector, and consultant is coming for the 45-year-old rapper-designer (pictured on June 26) for $221K in unpaid rental fees and $195K to replace the missing 13 ‘rare, esteemed pieces’

For example: Among the 49 items listed in David's invoice was a heavily-distressed vintage blue denim jacket designed by Helmut Lang

For example: Among the 49 items listed in David’s invoice was a heavily-distressed vintage blue denim jacket designed by Helmut Lang

Renter: Ye famously wore a vintage Helmut Lang jean jacket in the b&w music video for Rihanna's 2015 song FourFiveSeconds, which was directed by Inez & Vinoodh

Renter: Ye famously wore a vintage Helmut Lang jean jacket in the b&w music video for Rihanna’s 2015 song FourFiveSeconds, which was directed by Inez & Vinoodh

Samples: Casavant began working with him in 2014 and he features West and his estranged wife Kim Kardashian 12 times on The David Casavant Archive's online portfolio

Samples: Casavant began working with him in 2014 and he features West and his estranged wife Kim Kardashian 12 times on The David Casavant Archive’s online portfolio

Ye and the 41-year-old reality star were declared legally single on March 2, and their next status conference divorce hearing is scheduled for August 5.

The couple formerly known as ‘Kimye’ will likely have an ‘informal’ custody agreement for their four children – daughter North, 9; son Saint, 6; daughter Chicago, 4; and son Psalm, 3.

West and Kardashian wed in 2014 after two years of dating and her two divorces from NBA star Kris Humphries and music producer Damon Thomas.

The Sunday Service creator – who suffers from bipolar disorder – is now said to be romancing First State Behavioral Health COO Chaney Jones.

Plaintiff: The Tennessee-born, NYC-based tastemaker (pictured in 2018) has also loaned designer duds to Travis Scott, Rihanna, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Lorde, Tom Brady, 21 Savage, Young Thug, and Solange

Plaintiff: The Tennessee-born, NYC-based tastemaker (pictured in 2018) has also loaned designer duds to Travis Scott, Rihanna, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Lorde, Tom Brady, 21 Savage, Young Thug, and Solange

The Atlanta-born hip-hop star's last public appearance was honoring Sean 'Diddy' Combs (M) with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 2

The Atlanta-born hip-hop star’s last public appearance was honoring Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs (M) with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 2 

2020 family portrait: Ye and the 41-year-old reality star (2-L) were declared legally single on March 2, and their next status conference divorce hearing is scheduled for August 5

2020 family portrait: Ye and the 41-year-old reality star (2-L) were declared legally single on March 2, and their next status conference divorce hearing is scheduled for August 5

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