The Most Devastating Things Critics Have Said About Kanye West’s Foray Into Fashion

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Kanye West’s rep announced earlier this year that the rapper won’t be returning to Paris Fashion Week. 

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Fashion is a brutal world, and while West still makes headlines every time he makes a fashion statement — like this kilt he wore earlier this month — that doesn’t mean you get a pass to become a successful designer.

Critics from The New York Times to Women’s Wear Daily ripped West’s fashions at his debut show in 2011. When he followed up with a second collection a few months later, the best reviews were lukewarm. 

Other reviews were equally scathing. 

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title=””I’d guess the average woman with disposable income for high-end designer clothes is about as interested in showing that much skin as they are in being Snooki.” — New York Magazine”
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title=””There were a few cringeworthy moments, most notably a back slit cut so high a model’s derriere seemed to spill out.” — Fashion Bomb Daily”
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title=””Next season, Kanye should get a tailor so clothes might fit.” — Cathy Horyn, New York Times”
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title=””In a move that did not lack for hubris, he planted himself on the Paris schedule, staked out an opulent venue — the classically styled Lycée Henri IV — and veiled his production in a well-guarded hush.” — Women’s Wear Daily”
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title=””When Joan Smalls closed the show, wearing an adhesive black gauze dress with a strip of alligator running up the front, it seemed as if Mr. West’s approach to making a dress was like a cook wrapping leftover turkey.” — The New York Times”
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