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"I don't get up on stage unless I really believe in something," asserted Kanye West when presenting Céline designer Phoebe Philo with the honor of International Designer of the Year at Monday night's CFDA Awards (take note: Taylor Swift). But we've known Kanye was a devotee of the designer since he rapped about "my chick in that new Phoebe Philo" in his latest hit "Dark Fantasy." In fact, Kanye -- who turns 34 today -- has name-checked a long list of sartorial heavyweights, from blingy big names like Gucci to more out-there talent like Jeremy Scott. In fact, he even released a track called "Christian Dior Denim Flow" (sample lyric: "Alessandra Ambrosio, Anja Rubik, get Olga Kurylenko, tell her I'm very single"). On his birthday, we look back at his waxing lyrical about all things fashion.

Cutie da bomb
Met her at a beauty salon
With a baby Louis Vuitton
Under her under arm
-- "Gold digger" from Late Registration, 2005

Close your eyes and imagine, feel the magic
Vegas on acid,
Seen through Yves Saint Laurent glasses
-- "Diamonds From Sierra Leone" from Late Registration, 2005

Back when Gucci was the sh*t to rock,
Back when Slick Rick got the sh*t to pop,
I'd do anything to say "I got it".
Damn, them new loafers hurt my pocket.
--"Touch the Sky" from Late Registration, 2005

So if the devil wear Prada,
Adam, Eve wear nada,
I'm in between, but way more fresher.
-- "Can't Tell Me Nothing" from Graduation, 2007

My hat, my shoes, my coat, Louis Vuitton stitch
With Donatella Versace, that's Louis Vuitton, b*tch
--"The Glory" from Graduation, 2007

Where we flying, they can't find us all them broke days behind us
I just took your whole life and redesigned it
I think I'm Marc Jacobs, I think I'm Lagerfeld
I think without makeup, you still bad as hell
--"Blazin'" from Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday, 2010

I mean, my whole team 'bout to smash the streets
The Phillip Lim remind them that it's Fashion Week
And the weather wasn't barely hot
Did I mention that the sweater was a Jeremy Scott?
-- "Good Friday" G.O.O.D. Fridays digital single, 2010

80k large for the Hermès dream
Coke 'n' crop in all your magazines
Hunger strike yourself, look like Celine
--"Don't Stop" G.O.O.D. Fridays digital single, 2010

Soon as I got salad, I spent it all on dressing
French, to be exact, that Balmain was impressive
had used the main leathers (leathers, leathers, leathers)
--"Looking for Trouble" G.O.O.D. Fridays digital single, 2010

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