Kanye West made his Paris Fashion Week debut over the weekend unveiling his untitled collection in front of celebrities like Lindsey Lohan, Ciara and Jared Leto. Ciara said, “”It was amazing. The clothes, the feeling in the room, the energy backstage… I loved the pants, the color-blocking and the orange, I loved the fur accessories, I loved the black dresses… There was a lot of attitude. It was strong, sexy… I loved it”…..but what did the critics think???
West’s collection failed to impress many fashion critics, with Lisa Armstrong of Britain’s Daily Telegraph, writing, “Kanye West’s fashion debut was like being subjected to an hour long MRI scan – but not as much fun… If this is the way fashion’s going then anyone with any real talent should seriously consider a career in (British supermarket chain) Tesco instead.”
New York Times writer, Eric Wilson, concludes, “Mr. West, the rapper, did not disappoint, if only in terms of creating a scene… There was one good-looking pair of color-blocked pants in blue and coral, but it was obvious that most of the clothes suffered from a poor fit.”
Meanwhile, Blue Carreon of Forbes magazine writes, “Kanye West’s first fashion collection has been met with tepid, if not harsh, reviews. Before he showed his collection in Paris, many wondered if he could pull a Victoria Beckham and present a collection that would become the toast of the fashion world. Judging from the reviews and the Twitter buzz, Kanye’s debut effort is nowhere near Posh’s, but more in the realm of Jennifer Lopezclothing line (insert your own interpretation here).”