Kanye West Mingles with Models at Givenchy Fashion Show

Chanel Iman and Kanye West

Following his big debut at Paris Fashion Week, Kanye West showed his support for fellow designer Riccardo Tisci at the Givenchy spring/summer 2012 show on Sunday. Yeezy delighted in the company of supermodels Naomi Campbell and Chanel Iman, who walked in his runway show. Tisci designed the album artwork for Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch the Throne.

Mr. West’s new womenswear line, Dw by Kanye West, has been receiving mixed reviews from fashion critics, saying the collection lacked substance and that some of the clothes didn’t fit the models.

“There’s something about fashion design that makes untrained people think they can do it, too,” wrote The Wall Street Journal. “Never mind the years of study and practice it takes to create Azzedine Alaia or Alexander McQueen, whose designs reveal that a few millimeters of fabric is the difference between excellent and also-ran.”

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23 Comments

  1. rob

    The WSJ quote is wack.

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    listen Reply:

    @rob, exactly. since when did the Wall Street Journal become the connoisseurs of fashion? even if what they said was true, to even compare Kanye’s FIRST line with the likes of Alexander McQueen just goes to show the harsher and unfair standard they are using to critique Kanye.

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  2. xedos

    the model need to eat then the clothes will fit properly

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    krissy Reply:

    @xedos, i just spit out my juice lol

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    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @xedos, preach lol

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  3. meme

    I totally understand the critics and where they are coming from, not everyone can be a alexander Mcqueen, but for rapper….a black male rapper to be exact…This collection kicked azz. This is Ye’s first show, it can only go up from here. Everyone starts from somewhere. And his pieces is a hell of alot better than House of Dereon, apply bottom and all those other lines musicians put out.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @meme, House of Dereon is National….

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  4. B.

    Clearly whoever wrote the review at WSJ hasn’t done their homework because Kanye has trained fairly extensively in fashion design, having interned at Fendi and designed for Louis Vuitton and Nike. He has also been front-row at many high-fashion shows for years. I’m not saying Kanye’s line is the best thing ever produced, it’s very good though, and there’s no need to get snobbish just because he’s a musician first and a fashion designer second.

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    Mr Reply:

    @B., you said everything I have been saying basically forever. It was a good collection for a debut. I think he is getting a hard time because he is a rapper and they don’t see him as a designer.

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    B. Reply:

    @Mr, Amen, sir!

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    Ghetto Fab Reply:

    @B.,

    Really Do you know how extensively he trained? Yes he interned at a few Fashion houses so have tons of other aspiring designers. You don’t see them showcasing their amateurish work as Paris Fashion Week of all places. Not NY Fashion week. PARIS. Paris is like the Mecca with Milan. Kanye West chose the wrong forum to display his first collection. And while it wasn’t trash the fitting and styling were a mess.

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    Mr Reply:

    @Ghetto Fab, lol at your name Ghetto Fab, sounds like the name of a true fashion authority with a unique point of view smgdh.

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    B. Reply:

    @Ghetto Fab, It’s also worth considering that Kanye has great fashion influence. It was he that put a relative end to the trend of ridiculously oversized clothes for rappers. The implication in the WSJ review is that he has come at this with no artistic vision or fashion experience, and that’s plainly untrue. I quite like the loose fits, particularly on those tiny models. And I much prefer this to Prada’s latest collection which is tacky and full of prints that belong on little boys PJ’s. It’s not always about the big movers and shakers in fashion, they get it wrong too.

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  5. Snoop Doggs Dad

    Man, haters gon’ hate and gators gon’ gate..

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  6. Snoop Doggs Mom

    @Snoop Doggs Dad. Get yo’ ass homee fool !

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  7. Snoop Dogg

    Yeoo Stfu mom and you too dad, whos gonna order kfc if u keep wasting time here… -_-

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    Lil Wayne Reply:

    @Snoop Dogg, Young Mula babyy, ahaahahahahahah …… Yo btw u still have my girl jeans??

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    Lil Wayne Reply:

    @Snoop Dogg, Yo u still have my girl jeans?

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    Snoop Dogg Reply:

    @Lil Wayne, Naw bro, i gave them to lil twist still..

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    Lil Twist Reply:

    @Snoop Dogg, yo wtf? Whatta liar!! -_-

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  8. fizzle

    Who said fashion had to fit? I would think as WJS, that you would know that the models are fitted. The purpose was for it to appear that way. The lined was amazing, regardless if it was Kanye West designing it or not.

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    Jeri Reply:

    @fizzle, I love how people who know nothing about fashion (and were not even at the show) are blasting the WSJ.

    The shoes were not fitting on the models feet. And that was supposed to be on purpose? Come on son.

    You can still love Kanye and not have to defend everything he does.

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  9. K1llm4tic

    Love Kanye, but it’s so funny how short he is compared to the model.

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