A.P.C.’s Jean Touitou Is ‘Tired of Collaborating,’ Just Did a Collaboration

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Thank goodness for A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou, because the irascible Frenchman is incapable of giving a boring sound bite. In an interview with Style.com pegged to his latest collaboration with Kanye West, he was asked, "What's your perspective on collaborating with other brands?" His reply was pretty much a verbal equivalent of the Gallic shrug. "I have no perspective. I’m tired of collaborating. I’m tired of it. And there’s not so many people that I want to do anything with," he said. Oh, the ennui. Also, it sounds like Touitou is not terribly bullish on his home country: "France is like the Titanic — still dancing, but it’s going to be at the bottom of [the ocean] soon."