What do you get when you mix fur, dry ice and Sean Combs? Kanye West’s Fashion Show! Yeezy took The City Of Lights by storm with his second ready-to-wear collection on Tuesday (March 6) during Paris Fashion Week. His much-anticipated show was an improvement from the first, revealing West’s determination to find his place in the fashion world.
Leather bondage dresses, bandaged thigh highs, and liquid leather leggings — Kanye’s AW12 collection was drenched with an S&M craftsmanship and fetish-like feel. West unleashed his fashion talents like never before with decadent velvet, astrakhan, and furry peplums marching down the runway. The rapper punctuated the edgy collection with harsh makeup, and aggressive gladiatorial footwear.
Sitting front row were West’s closest and most fabulous friends, including Alicia Keys, Diddy, Common, Cassie, Kim Kardashian, and Azealia Banks. “That was the most fun I’ve had this year!” Banks tweeted after the show. Later that night the singer performed at West’s after party, just as she had at Karl Lagerfeld’s dinner a month ago. The bash included go-carting — yes go-karting — as guests including Kardashian and Katy Perry stepped into the driving seat for a little test drive at the event.
West has become one of fashions most intriguing “it” boys. Would he ever permanently depart from the music world to solely focus on his fashion efforts?