Music Meets Fashion: Kanye West during PFW
I review his albums. I go to his music concerts. It’s strange. Kanye can be the damned most aggravating person in the world, and yet I still respect his artistry just as much as I did back in 2004 when I was dancing to the ‘Gold Digger’ music video in my basement.
Yes, I did that.
People hate on him these days because he does the most obnoxious things. And I don’t blame the public for their utter lack of patience with or even interest in Kanye. I thought at this point in the game, he would just relax a bit and allow his work to speak for him, rather than the other way around. I don’t quite understand why he insists on doing the most and speaking the loudest, when it’s not really that necessary.
I mean the wheelchair salute. Really, Kanye? I mean, I get why, but really?
The public’s irritation does not end at his concerts. It presented itself this past week in Paris during the final leg of ‘Fashion Month.’ With fans throwing things at his wife, Kim, and other people booing the two at the Lanvin show, it was a bit hilarious, but also kind of sad watching the two battle through the vicious hurdles of Paris Fashion Week to make it known how much they adore high fashion (or maybe just Kanye does..). Yet it is something to note, that although people in high fashion say no one gives a damn about Kanye West, here he is, being invited to all the top shows at the most prestigious fashion week of them all.
In any event, I thought I would highlight some of my favorite Kanye looks from Paris. I’ve always loved his style and I especially love how it has transformed from the schoolboy prep in the early years to the more updated clean, but relaxed chic.
So, do you Kanye.
But perhaps, with just a few less words.