Unhinged by the critics, Kanye West returned to Paris Fashion Week to unveil his second womenswear line on Tuesday. The rapper-turned-designer presented 20 looks from his fall/winter ready-to-wear collection to a star-studded audience filled with designers and celebrities including Alicia Keys, Anna Wintour, Big Sean, Shyne, Kim Kardashian, Cassie, Common, Diddy, and Swizz Beatz. Following a musical intro, models strutted down the runway dressed in black leather, gold, velvet, crocodile, and fur.
Mr. West addressed his second foray into the world of womenswear.
“I learned a lot from the last one,” he told The Wall Street Journal. “I’m learning every day. I’m a new designer. I’m taking baby steps.”
The new collection has already earned more favorable reviews than his first last fall.
“This collection looks like he has had a lot of consultants working with him,” wrote the WSJ’s Christina Binkley. “But it’s way better than before.”
View the runway looks below.