If it was hard to appreciate the stocking-covered shoes at Kanye West’s Adidas Originals x Kanye West Yeezy fashion show, it’s even harder to figure out what the fashion critics who attended thought of it.
For one, North West — who is probably her mom and dad’s harshest critic — didn’t seem to like it. The following snap taken by Complex Media shows the 20-month-old toddler crying and throwing a tantrum in the front row. North not only interrupted the show, but also disturbed nearby Beyonce and Anna Wintour. Check out the cold and distant body language among them:
North West throwing a tantrum in the front row of the Adidas Originals x Kanye West Yeezy fashion show held during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Skylight Clarkson Sq in New York City on February 12, 2015
Also going viral is the following clip originally taken by Kanye West’s Creative Director, Virgil Abloh. The video is short and only shows the bow Kanye takes at curtain call, but the scattered, lukewarm applause the audience gave Kanye is evident.
On the other hand, Kanye’s star-studded front row gave him a standing ovation. Big names such as Rihanna, Alexander Wang, P. Diddy, and Cassie were clearly impressed. Although not pictured, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, and Russell Simmons were also among those who stood up. Anna Wintour remain seated. Kim Kardashian, who sat next to power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce, was positively beaming.
Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Kim Kardashian at the Kanye West’s Adidas Originals x Kanye West Yeezy fashion show
Alexander Wang, Rihanna, Cassie, and P. Diddy giving a standing ovation
A shot of the star-studded front row at the Adidas Originals x Kanye West Yeezy fashion show
We’ve already voiced our own opinion: the women’s shoes are forgettable, being that they’re covered in socks and stockings and all. But maybe that was intended because the real footwear focus of the show was Kanye’s new Yeezy 750 Boost sneakers. Ye’s latest design is his first ever collaboration with Adidas, and his personal pick for the sneakers’ debut last night was this cement-gray color:
Kanye West taking his bow at the Adidas Originals x Kanye West Yeezy fashion show
A few lucky male models got to wear this other colorway:
A male model wearing the Adidas Originals x Kanye West Yeezy “750 Boost” sneakers
The Adidas Originals x Kanye West Yeezy “750 Boost” sneakers on a model
The sand color kind of reminds us of the Isabel Marant “Nowles” booties. It even has the same high cut, looped shoelaces, thick soles, and slouchy fit. Being that Isabel Marant is the definition of French Girl Cool, the resemblance and the comparison are not bad at all.
You can now reserve the $350-a-pair Yeezy 750 Boost sneakers through the Adidas Confirmed app. Successful reservations can claim when the shoe drops on Valentines Day. Watch the Adidas x Kanye West Yeezy 750 Boost commercial:
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