The news came on Sunday, three weeks after the rapper teased a “big announcement” on his Twitter.
In an Instagram post, Jean Paul Gaultier shared a collection of pregnant man emojis – a reference to Nas X’s “pregnancy” with his new album, Montero.
The design house also shared a link to the website, where people can pre-order the top that’s been designed for the collaboration.
Nas X marked the launch with a photograph of himself modelling the top that’s currently on sale – a mesh long-sleeve top with a loud Biblical print –and matching trousers.
The inspiration behind the design was explained in another social media post: “For the release of his first album, Montero, Lil Nas X and Jean Paul Gaultier teamed up to create a reinterpretation of the iconic second-skin mesh top from Spring-Summer 2001 collection incorporating Lil Nas X’s camp aesthetic.”
Fans who want to own the top will have to be quick, as there is only a limited production batch of 666 available to order for an October delivery.
With the 22-year-old artist being unafraid to take fashion to the limit and beyond on the red carpet, the collaboration with an iconic label such as Jean Paul Gaultier was somewhat inevitable.
In a press statement, JPG said: “One of the first openly gay designers, Jean-Paul Gaultier (who is the originator of the man-skirt) introduced a heady note of punk transgressions into the classicism that defined 20th Century Parisian fashion, simultaneously shocking and receiving praise – a similarity he shares with Lil Nas X.”
Last week, Nas X turned heads at the Met Gala with a huge gold satin cape covered with ornate beading
He later changed into two more outfits, including a slinky bodysuit in Versace’s signature black and gold colour palette.
Earlier this month, the Industry Baby singer also marked the announcement of his latest album with a “pregnancy” photoshoot, which saw him dressed in a white satin robe with a flower crown while cradling a baby bump.
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