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Considering his front-row presence at every major fashion week, internships with labels like Raf Simons and Gap, and Louis Vuitton sneaker collabo, it's no big secret that Kanye West is obsessed with fashion.

And since he's clearly unafraid of a little bling, who better to dress him for his upcoming tour than gold-loving, embellishment-embracing Christophe Decarnin of Balmain?

Rumor has it that Kanye has tapped the designer to remake the "seventies-centric pantsuits, cutaway coats and gilded jeans" from Balmain's Fall 2010 collection for his "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" tour. Most interestingly, he apparently wants to rock clothes from the women's collection, so brocade, fur, gold and sequins, here we come!

We hope the news is true, and considering that Kanye's paid homage to the label on his new album --"soon as I got salad, I spent it all on dressing/French, to be exact, that Balmain was impressive" -- this seems like a match made in rapper-fashion heaven.

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And check out this compilation of Kanye West's deep thoughts on fashion.