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‘WWD’ Slams Kanye’s ‘Predictable’ Yeezy Fashion Show for Its ‘Audacious Disrespect’ for People’s Time

Not here for it! Women’s Wear Daily wishes Kanye West would “Fade” into the background.

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In a scathing review of the “Famous” rapper’s Yeezy Season 4 presentation on Roosevelt Island in NYC on Wednesday, September 7, WWD went so far as to describe the relationship between the fashion-industry press and West as “abusive.”

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Scroll through for the nine most “Oh, snap!” lines of writer Jessica Iredale‘s experience.

Aerial view of Yeezy Season 4.

1. “Adidas should be embarrassed.”

2. “To a great extent, fashion and the press have only ourselves to blame. We’ve been world-class enablers of Kanye West, allowing him to put us at his mercy.”

3. “Round-trip, the event clocked in at about four-and-a-half hours. This is behavior that would not be tolerated from true design visionaries — Karl Lagerfeld or West’s friend Riccardo Tisci. Not that they would display such audacious disrespect for people’s time.”

Yeezy Season 4.
Yeezy Season 4.

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4. “[It was] a collection that was at best predictable … [West] clung to unoriginal territory: oversize hoodies, parkas, T-shirts, bra tops and tight-knit tank dresses in pale colors, mostly worn with over-the-knee boots.”

5. “It’s almost surprising West, who is quick to congratulate his own creativity, continues to rely on something that’s become a bore.”

Yeezy Season 4.

6. “Whatever political or cultural statement West was trying to make by casting only black models for his show and staging it on the lawn in Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park — dedicated to freedom of speech and expression, freedom of religion, freedom from want and freedom from fear — rang hollow.”

7. “When some of the models fainted, there was no medical attention or staff intervention. Rather, other models fetched them water and they stayed put.”

8. “Some of the boots were so ill-fitting, they looked like they might snap the models’ ankles.”

9. “In one truly desperate case, a model, sweating under a black hooded coat, was so hobbled by her boots, Bruce Pask of Bergdorf Goodman escorted her down the runway.”

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