Kanye West, an artist who knows how to generate buzz, was hoping some positive energy would surround his first women’s wear collection, unveiled to a host of A-list guests over the weekend during Paris Fashion Week.
Bold-facers like Anna Wintour, Lindsay Lohan, Ciara, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and nearly every major fashion critic imaginable were all seated in the front row to get a first glimpse at DW by Kanye West.
Despite all the glamourous attention, some were less than impressed with Wests’s looks.
Cathy Horyn of the New York Times tweeted: “Next season Kanye should get a tailor so clothes might fit. Models swimming in some looks. Kills the hot look, no?”
Jessica Michault of the International Herald Tribune sent this Twitter missive: “The Kanye West show, in my humble opinion, is proof that everyone can love fashion but not everyone can be a fashion designer.”
Women’s Wear Daily and Style.com were a little less severe, chalking up West’s missteps to beginner’s folly.
What do you think? Take a look at more of his designs in the gallery above, and see some of the celebs who observed them after the jump.
Check out some footage from the event: