Kanye West-Worn Donda Bulletproof Vest Headed to Auction

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The Donda bulletproof vest worn and signed by Kanye West is being offered at Christie’s, which is estimated to cost between US$20,000 and US$30,000.

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The 44-year-old hip-hop star and business mogul, who legally changed his name to Ye in October, wore a bulletproof vest during his album’s release and listening party on August 5. donda At Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Christie said. The black vest, complete with ballistic panels, is hand painted “Donda” in white and has a West-signed MBD (My Body Different) on the back.

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of the west donda The album, dedicated to his mentor and late mother Donda West, set the Apple Music record for most live streams in history with over 5.4 million.

West has won 22 Grammy Awards. Her net worth is estimated by Forbes to be US$1.8 billion, mainly from her fashion brand, Yeezy.

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Christie’s declined to disclose the identity of the sender of the vest. according to a GQ story, in late August the vest was sold to a New York collector for US$20,000.

The vest is being offered Wednesday through December 9 at Christie’s online sale, Handbags x HYPE: The Luxury Remix, which offers a variety of luxury items from Herms handbags to Supreme skateboards.

“How we define high-end luxury with streetwear and sneaker culture, we at Christie’s present a new version of a luxury sale that appeals to today’s younger and more diverse audience of collectors, as well as Staples introduces the luxury icons that have shaped our category. Established in 2014,” Caitlin Donovan, head of the handbag and accessories division at Christie’s New York, said in a statement.

The 175-lot sale also includes a complete set of Kanye West Adidas Yeezy 350s released between 2015 and 2020. The 57 antique pairs of the Yeezy 350 include region-specific models launched in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Pre-sale estimates for lots are between US$30,000 and US$50,000.

The full selection of sales will be available for public viewing, by appointment only, at Christie’s Rockefeller Center Gallery in New York.

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