Kanye West and Ralph Lauren

Kanye West met his idol Ralph Lauren on Thursday morning(Feb. 19), during the designer’s Fall 2015 show at New York Fashion Week.

Lauren’s son, David Lauren, snapped a priceless photo of Ye meeting the fashion icon backstage, and the rapper displaying a rare smile as Ralph touched his face. “An endearing backstage moment w #kanyewest and #ralphlauren,” David wrote in the caption.

Kanye’s admiration for Ralph Lauren is no secret. He expressed this to Style.com this week, saying, “Ralph is the god. And that’s all I want to say about Ralph.”

During a 2013 interview, Kanye infamously name-dropped the designer when Sway Calloway compared his lesser attempts in fashion to his, saying: “It ain’t Ralph, though! It ain’t Ralph level.”

This line spread across the Internet, and even got back to Ralph Lauren himself, who was flattered. “That’s very cool. Well, that’s great,” he told Style.com. “If I were to cater to Kanye, he would know that I’m catering to him. The fact that I make what I make — he gets it. He gets the quality and he respects it. And I think that’s the key, why I work all the time is to do that. That’s the fun.”

http://youtu.be/Cc–oHqtraM