kanye-west-wore-a-jacket-inspired-by-a-homeless-punk-youth-body-image-1455669461 Dave's original jacket Image via Hypebeast

The jacket, released as part of West's new clothing collection which coincides with the launch of his latest album The Life of Pablo, is retailing for $400. It features the track listings from West's album.

Kanye wearing the jacket in question with wife Kim Kardashian Image via Hypebeast Kanye wearing the jacket in question with wife Kim Kardashian
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In February, West was seen wearing a similar denim jacket at New York Fashion Week which was customised by Goldberg's subject Tweaky Dave.

In Goldberg's 1995 photography book Raised by Wolves homeless Tweaky Dave could be seen wearing the jacket.

In an interview with i-D magazine, Goldberg said: "For the jacket to become sold as fashion—it really put me over the edge."

"The spirit and intention of Kanye could be right, but the manner in which he is presenting it is wrong. All meaning has been lost. [Kanye's] forgetting history—not acknowledging where that design came from is wrong."

''Ultimately all I would want from them is acknowledgement of Dave, and maybe they give something to homeless kids."

''I don't know how to achieve that, but that's what I would want to achieve."

99a9d73a8724596612a6374a95241bc7 Tweaky Dave in the original jacket Image: Jim Goldberg

Tweaky Dave's tragic story began when he left home at the age of just nine. He lived on the streets of L.A. where he worked as a child prostitute, before becoming addicted to heroin and eventually passing away from liver disease.

Goldberg is now reportedly considering taking legal action against Mr West, as he believes that West should acknowledge Dave's creative input.

kanye-west-pablo-pop-up-nyc-inside-4 Inside West's pop-up shop in SoHo, New York Image via Hype Beast

Kanye West performs during Kanye West Yeezy Season 3 wearing the pop-up collection Image via Inverse Kanye West performs during Kanye West Yeezy Season 3 wearing the pop-up collection
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In true West style, Kanye took to Twitter to exclaim: ''but there is no other brand that could sell 1 million dollars of clothing in 2 days from 1 location!!!''

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