Oh what a difference a year makes. Kanye West returned to the runway tonight at Paris Fashion Week. The guru rapper/producer proved if you give him a chance, he can hold his own in fashion as well.
Kanye revealed his brand new Fall/Winter 2012 collection tonight with his celebrity and designer friends in tow. Pics inside from the show...
In a much improved (from his first attempt) collection, Kanye showed a polished, structured, luxe, edgy with sex appeal theme. Tall banded leather boots and sheer and cut-out booties accompanied all of his looks. And his recent work with Givenchy (many of Kanye's WTT tour clothes were made with the deisgner) clearly showed through in Kanye's second collection.
Diddy and Cassie sat together front row, of course.
This Diddy stance. Oh hey Shyne.
Kim Kardashian (front row with Big Sean) flew in for the show and rocked her Giussepe Zanotti for Kanye West shoes. Also in attendance: Waka Flocka (yeah, you read that right), Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Azzedine Alaia, Christopher Kane, Ron Burkle, Ricardo Tisci (designer and Creative Director for Givenchy), Guiseppe Zanotti, and Silvia Fendi.
Alicia Keys chatted up Rosario Dawson. We peep Common too.
And her hubby Swizzy and Diddy snapped some Instagram pics.
Models Joan Smalls and Jourdan Dunn hit the runway. Here's the rest of the 20 total looks:
Azealia Banks and Big Sean are currently performing at Mr. West's after party.
BONUS: Taylor Swift rocked a black leather embossed Kanye West top (under a colorful Maison Martin Margiela rug cape) for her new April 2012 Harper's Bazaar Australia cover. It's from his debut collection from last year. Interesting....