Model undone by the heat at Yeezy. pic.twitter.com/vaZlisrMdm
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) September 7, 2016
While the location added a layer of secrecy to the show, it also turned up the heat – literally! Several models struggled with the 80 degree weather, with social media revealing pictures of women who appeared to pass out, to the shock of attendees.
As with many Kanye events, the presentation was marred in controversy from the beginning with claims of racism being thrown around at the model casting call earlier in the weekend which specifically asked for “multiracial women only.” Kanye responded to the criticism that he only wanted light-skinned females by claiming that the concept came out of a discussion with his collaborator, Vanessa Beecroft. He stated, “How do you word the idea that you want all variations of black?”
The show was just as much about its attendees as the collection itself. Kim, Kendall, and Kylie showed up in the front row (an hour and 15 minutes late) wearing all beige everything. The Jenner sisters are having a busy week, Kendall is sure to be walking for the duration of New York Fashion Week and Kylie was just tapped for the latest Alexander Wang campaign. Other celebs included Pharrell, Spike Jonze, La la Anthony, Pusha T, Virgil Abloh, and Kanye’s latest man crush – Desiigner.