Daily Style Phile: From Hip Hop To Haute Couture, Andre 3000 Is No Outkast To Fashion

by Rachelle Hruska · September 5, 2008

Andre 3000 [Andre (3000) Benjamin at his Menswear Collection "Benjamin Bixby" launch party at Barneys. Photos by Patrick McMullan]

"I'm sorry Ms. Jackson.  I am for REAL!"

Andre 3000 may best be known for his work with Hip Hop group Outkast, but this week Andre Benjamin, the man behind the name, is only being talked about for one thing: his fashion line.  He may be a newbie, but his digs have already graced the windows at Barney's, and, if last night's presentation of "Benjamin Bixby" hosted by Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend, was any indication of the kind of following he has already built up, this guy is for reeeeeaal. Fo'sho!

More story and photos of Andre 3000 below:

Andre 3000, Stuart Townsend, Charlize Theron [Andre 3000, Stuart Townsend, Charlize Theron]

Tearing pages out of magazines as a kid left Benjamin with a reverence for English style: He fetishizes “timeless” clothes, name-checks old-school brands like Turnbull & Asser, and calls his own style “classic spontaneity” or “rebel gentleman.” [NY Mag]

Andre 3000, Mary Alice Stephenson

Andre 3000, Mary Alice Stephenson

Andre 3000, Genevieve Jones

Andre 3000, Genevieve Jones

Tracy Stern, Andre 3000, Aslaug Magnusdottir

Tracy Stern, Andre 3000, Aslaug Magnusdottir

Meredith Melling Burke, Andre 3000, Sylvana Soto-Ward

Meredith Melling Burke, Andre 3000, Sylvana Soto-Ward

Andre 3000, Veronica Webb

Andre 3000, Veronica Webb

Andre 3000, Dylan Lauren, Simon Doonan, Mickey Boardman

Andre 3000, Dylan Lauren, Simon Doonan, Mickey Boardman

Mary Alice Stephenson, Andre 3000, Padma Lakshmi

Mary Alice Stephenson, Andre 3000, Padma Lakshmi