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Alexander Wang, Beats By Dre

Beats By Dre

If rappers picked a favorite designer it might just be Alexander Wang.

In recent months, the American designer first gifted pals Kanye West and Kim Kardashian with a one-of-a-kind leather dress for their daughter North West. Then he created a special leather backpack for Jay Z's holiday collection with Barneys. And now Wang has collaborated with Dr. Dre for a limited edition collection for Beats by Dr. Dre.

Of course, the pièce de résistance is the sleek black and gold headphones, which go for $449. But there are slightly cheaper ear buds ($149) and a Pill speaker ($299).

Apparently there is a deep-seated reason for his love affair with the hip-hop community. Wang explained to Women's Wear Daily:

"I have always looked to music and musicians for inspiration and as collaborators because there is such a purity to their talent. Different types of music can also transform how you interpret or understand a fashion show, or film. It's creating a story and translating a message."