Lil Nas X’s latest business venture following his controversial MSCHF Satan Shoes collab is here — with a Jean Paul Gaultier collaboration.
News of the collab officially broke over the weekend (September 19), though the brand has been teasing it for a while over social media. Per Dazed, the collection includes 666 units of its archival mesh top – first introduced in the 1990s – remixed with Lil Nas’ Montero album artwork. According to the brand, the shirt is an adapted archive print from the brand’s spring/summer 2001 collection.
The 666 references the singer’s Satan Shoe dropped earlier this year: a set of 666 custom Nike Air Max 97s infused with human blood, featuring a bronze pentagram and an inverted cross. The limited-edition “drop” of 666 pairs sold out in less than a minute, selling for over $1,000 a pair. MSCHF said that each shoe’s air bubble sole contains 60 cubic centimeters of red ink and “one drop” of human blood.
When Nike subsequently sued MSCHF, the 22-year-old released a mock video taking Nike to court.