By now you are more than aware that critics and laymen alike really did not enjoy Kanye‘s very first womenswear collection. Kanye tried to preemptively brush off the haters at his runway show’s afterparty, but that didn’t stop everyone from saying their piece.
Eric Wilson has a rather scathing article in today’s New York Times (headline: “Kanye West, Designer (Yawn)”) about the backlash. He explains that Kanye, rather typically, paraded around Paris Fashion Week defending himself. ‘Ye claimed his clothes were supposed to be as ill-fitting as they were, that fur is totally appropriate for spring, and so on. We know what the critics thought, but what about the non-critic fashion folk? Some were pretty kind:
Joe Zee, after being accosted by Kanye at Celine: “All I said was congratulations. I wasn’t even there. If you get it all right on the first shot, where do you go from there?”
Some were not:
Flaunt style director Long Ngyuen: “There are wishes, and there are realities. I feel bad, actually, that there wasn’t anything to grab on to. But you can’t just dump some fox fur on a runway and call it luxury.”
Ice queen Nuclear Anna Wintour: “Ask someone else.”
Sick burn, girl. We’re pretty sure Kanye would agree that being ignored is the worst kind of critique.