Kanye West has lofty goals.
The rapper and businessman of fashion shared on Instagram on Monday what appeared to be his ideal casting for Yeezy's show during Paris Fashion Week. From Kim Kardashian to Angelina Jolie, his moodboard features them all.
Ye, who now prefers to go as West, posted a grid of images that served as inspiration on Instagram with the short comment SZN9. The images all share a retro aesthetic, which fits with what he previously disclosed to Vogue Business about his upcoming collection.
"It's taking on the form of how I envision this future world—this fictional universe. however in high school Due to the fact that both of my parents are educators, it is curriculum-focused "He revealed. Since each image on West's grid plainly depicts the women when they were high school age, any one of them may easily be taken from a yearbook. In addition to Kardashian and Jolie, Candice Swanepoel, Bella Hadid, Rihanna, Amelia Gray Hamlin, Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bündchen, Beyoncé, Irina Shayk, Lauryn Hill, and Emily Ratajkowski are some of West's style icons.
Although this isn't West's first runway appearance in Paris, it is his first since changing his brand to YZY and his first significant show since the rupture with Adidas and Gap. Prior to this year, he exhibited his collections mostly in New York, but he told Vogue Business that Paris is the centre of fashion and that's where he and his creations should be.
The grand cathedral of fashion is in Paris, according to West, 45. "I'll put on my hoodie, order an Uber, and head over to Future's house if I'm performing rap songs. Every day. And if we're developing clothing? Paris."
Throughout this year's presentations, the rapper has made appearances all around the City of Light, including opening the Balenciaga show on Sunday for his close buddy and creative director Demna. West stormed down the muddy runway during the performance, which appeared to take place in a swamp, wearing an all-black ensemble that included a security coat. In addition, he had the Balenciaga name painted on his teeth and a grill that he wore in his mouth.
On TikTok, he uploaded a video montage of his runway performance, and on Instagram, he posted a picture with the caption "WAR."
West sat first row at Givenchy as well, donning his go-to outfit of a hoodie and black jeans. He also wore his Balenciaga grills and a black ball cap with the number 2023 on it.
West made a big impression wearing socks and flip-flops during the Burberry show at the close of last month's condensed London Fashion Week.
The outfit was completed by similar leather pants, a belted jacket, and a black hooded hoodie.
Ye wasn't alone in his flip-flop style, though; the summer shoe was featured in plenty in Burberry's ready-to-wear line in a variety of colours and designs.
However, West's shoes generated discussion online, which he fueled by uploading a closeup of them to his Instagram Story in the style of a meme. He captioned the image, saying, "Don't talk to me."
The British label's chief creative officer, Riccardo Tisci, and supermodels Campbell and Hadid, two of the "Bound 2" rapper's fashion inspirations, both walked in the show, joined him in the front row and backstage.