Because in our world there is no such thing as too much Kanye West news, we’ve got even more details about his upcoming collection which is scheduled to bow in Paris on Saturday night. Most sensationally: the absolutely insane guestlist. Most fashion-y: the high profile designer he’s got working on his shoes.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, among those expected to attend are Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Ciara, Naomi Campbell, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Szhor, Riccardo Tisci, Azzedine Alaia, Olivier Theyskens, Alexander Wang, Silvia Fendi, Joseph Altuzarra, and Dean and Dan Caten.
Did you catch all that? Because, wow. You don’t usually see that much designer weight thrown around the front row. As for the sure to be fabulous footwear, Giuseppe Zanotti wasn’t just teasing when he said he was maybe working on a collection with West. Please excuse our seriously rusty translation of Vogue Paris’ article, here’s the jist:
After collaborating on a collection of sneakers with Louis Vuitton, Kanye West will present his first ready-to-wear collection on October 1 at 9:30PM. If you are one of the lucky few able to attend, you may have already heard that the American rapper has called on Giuseppe Zanotti to create the shoes for his show. Like Robert Clergerie for Carven or Rupert Sanderson at Maxime Simoëns, the Italian cobbler has created four exclusive designs for Kanye West. Further details on his inspiration or model lineup have yet to be revealed.
Honestly, even if West’s collection on Saturday is an outright disaster (which, for the record, we highly doubt it will be; have you seen those invites?), he should congratulate himself on having the most buzzy show of the season. And in fashion, that’s nothing to shake a stick at.