After keeping the crowd waiting for TWO HOURS in the sun and heat, Kanye West debuted Yeezy Season 4 earlier this week. Kylie Jenner, Kendall, and Kim Kardashian were there to
be photographed show their support.
Yeezy collaborator Vanessa Beecroft says the wait was intentional, “Everyone was in a state of meditation. I believe it was planned because West wanted the audience to get into this state of having to observe and having to stay.”
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Several reports and videos have surfaced of models passing out. Vanessa denies it was because of the heat, though, “It wasn’t physical. There was food and water.” Instead, she claims the models were just “overwhelmed” by the “so intense” experience of working with the one and only Kanye West.
Let’s play along and pretend we believe that overwhelmed nonsense…
Women’s Wear Daily editor Jessica Iredale, on the other hand, was very much underwhelmed by the “bore” of a collection “that was at best predictable.”
“West clung to unoriginal territory: oversize hoodies, parkas, T-shirts, bra tops and tight-knit tank dresses in pale colors, mostly worn with over-the-knee boots,” she continues. “It’s almost surprising West, who is quick to congratulate his own creativity, continues to rely on something that’s become a bore.”
About the two hour “state of meditation” wait, Jessica points out, “We’ve been world-class enablers of Kanye West, allowing him to put us at his mercy.”
“Round-trip, the event clocked in at about four-and-a-half hours,” she adds. “This is behavior that would not be tolerated from true design visionaries – Karl Lagerfeld or West’s friend Riccardo Tisci. Not that they would display such audacious disrespect for people’s time.”
Jessica also says that there was no medical attention available for the models who passed out. Actually, very little attention at all – the “other models fetched them water” while the staff ignored them.
She brings attention to the poorly designed dangerously high heeled boots the models wore, “In one truly desperate case, a model, sweating under a black hooded coat, was so hobbled by her boots, Bruce Pask of Bergdorf Goodman escorted her down the runway.”
Jessica concludes, “Adidas should be embarrassed.”
What a hot (literally and figuratively) mess! Check out Yeezy Season 4 below!
Kendall, Kim, and Kylie wearing Yeezy
Main Photo Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4