Fashion’s elite are eagerly waiting for the start of Kanye West’s Paris Fashion Week debut of his first ever women’s clothing collection. The show was supposed to start at 9:30pm Paris time (3:30pm NY time).
The Dish: It’s ON!
-FashionBomb tweeted that WakaFlocka is part of the runway soundtrack, lol! (see her pics in the gallery)
-Spotted at the show: Ciara, Anna Wintour, Jared Leto, Terry Richardson, Lindsay Lohan, The Olsen twins, Olivier Theyskens, Silvia Fendi, Alexander Wang, Carine Roitfeld…Allegedly only 100 invites sent out?!?
-Kanye’s women’s wear line is called “Dw”…after Donda West, his mother who passed away in 2007.
-Beyonce and Jay-Z are rumored to be making a front row appearance for the show.
-Crowds trying to get into the show: photo
-Kanye West arrived in Paris and went straight to work, cutting fabric and doing last minute work with his lead designer Louise Goldin. (via British Vogue)
-Kanye’s alleged fashion muse is Christine Centenera, an editor at Harper’s Bazaar Australia. She’s a fashion scene socialite, and has fantastic style…I’m a fan too. (See a photo in the gallery)
Kanye West’s Dw Spring/Summer 2012 at Paris Fashion Week…
Photos and More Details…
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-”Appaz 70 of kanye’s friends already backstage drinking. Nice to know they’re taking it seriously” via Telefashion. *Um, what are they supposed to do….help out with hair and makeup? Unclench, homes.*
-”Sneekpeek #kanywestfashion label – very elegant couture storyboards…felt very Roland Mouret” via BritChickParis
-Kanye enlisted respected British designers Louise Goldin and Katie Eary for his line: Eary said, “[Kanye]’s such a dedicated designer. It’s not what everybody would think—he’s more dedicated than I am. The time and the travel that he puts in is unbelievable. I feel jealous at his commitment.”
-shoes were specially made by Giuseppe Zanotti (an italian shoe line that tends towards the flashy, pointy, rhinestone and shiny side)
-Kanye’s new line is being handled by fashion publicity powerhouse Karla Otto, the same pr flack who handles Jil Sander, Marni, Pucci, etc.
-The show is being presented at a Paris middle school, called Lycee Henri IV. See MTVStyle for photos of the entrance
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