Kanye West's Fashion Week Show Was a Disaster

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2016 10:33 AM CDT
Kanye West Fashion Week Show Was a Disaster
Models wear the Yeezy Season 4 collection by Kanye West during a fashion show, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in New York. The show, set to an eery soundtrack, helped kick off New York Fashion Week.   (AP Photo/Leanne Italie)

Kanye West debuted his Yeezy Season 4 fashion line at New York Fashion Week Wednesday in an event that was also livestreamed on Tidal ... and it did not go well. For an hour and 40 minutes, the livestream showed pretty much nothing except for aerial views of New York City; then, finally, models wearing nude bodysuits, black and camouflage army jackets, and white hoodies appeared on the screen. It was so hot that models were "fainting," according to USA Today, and the music "sounded like Finding Nemo's Dory talking to a whale" or like "a woman bellowing over low-sounding instruments."

The stream froze at one point and jumped back to interviews that had played earlier in the stream; when it went live again, models looked "miserable," with one taking off her high heels and others sitting in the grass, defeated. Audience members called the whole thing "ridiculous" and "not chic," per the Daily Beast. And for what? The New York Times wasn't even impressed with the clothes: "It’s not that they were terrible. They weren’t original or risky enough to be terrible. They were just boring. Not ambitious or eclectic or even surprising. Yawn." (More Kanye West stories.)

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