@ 2011 CFDA awards
Recent reports of Kanye West working on a womenswear collection scheduled to debut on October 1st at Paris Fashion Week finally made sense of his recent affinity for women’s shirts, most notably a Celine iteration he wore while performing at Coachella this year—at least that is how I am rationalizing it. I mean I have heard of “method acting” so one could attribute these choices to what I am calling “method designing.” While I can’t pull off a casually unbuttoned blouse every day, I can get into what he wore to this year’s CFDA awards.
I would swap what look like Stubbs & Wootton navy slippers for a pair with a dash of leopard print. Sam Edleman and Steven by Steven Madden are carrying similar styles, but my money is on Sam Edleman’s version with a padded footbed. And have you seen the Alexander McQueen velvet loafers with the skulls? Those would definitely be “ballerific.”
Luckily I already have the arm candy (I am officially on the layered bracelet bandwagon) plus the jeans and a white tee. All that is left to complete my ode to Yeezy is a crisp white blazer instead of what appears to be ivory. Kanye would not be proud if I did not make it my own.
P.S. I am still laughing at Kanye’s quote I saw on the Telegraph article about Lindsay Lohan’s brief stint at Ungaro: “Did you not see the Lindsay and Ungaro collection? That was 9/11 for celebrities doing fashion. After that I thought: ‘Well I can’t do a line now’. ” Team Kanye forever! Ha ha ha. Luckily he has gotten over the trauma. I can’t wait to see images of his collection. He better bring it!
Image Source: Kanye West at CFDA Awards, Alexander McQueen Loafers