Kanye West has been vocal about all the issues he’s faced trying to break into the high fashion world as a designer — including an extreme amount of debt — yet in typical Ye fashion he hasn’t let any of that stop him.
He’s currently on his fourth collection as a designer, and also in typical Ye fashion, he tends to roll the clothes out in a dramatic and unconventional way. Earlier today he announced that Tidal would be livestreaming the Yeezy Season 4 fashion show for subscribers, but what happened in the interim was a bit of a sh*t show.
Obviously a Yeezy show works best with a secret location. Kanye eventually posted the invitation on Twitter, revealing that today’s adidas-sponsored show would take place at Roosevelt Island.
Aside from the the controversy surrounding his multiracial-women-only casting call that hung heavy over the show, it also began much later than expected. The show was pushed back an hour, which meant the models were standing in the heat for an hour.
The show was so late, in fact, that some of the models began to wilt in exhaustion.
Considering Kanye’s ability to sell merch — he sold almost a million in merch at his MSG show last night — there was, of course, Season 4 merch for sale:
As for the actual show, the clothes are mostly in nude tones, camo, or all-black looks:
During a particularly chaotic moment, one model removed her shoes:
Obviously the Kardashians were there rocking some of the looks:
And so did the legendary Chanel Iman, who closed the show out:
But it wouldn’t be a Kanye event without a few rough spots, would it? All the chaos is part of why we love him — he’s real. Tidal subscribers can watch the whole thing below: