Joan Smalls Thanks Kanye West for Selfie Lighting at New York Fashion Week

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Even models have to put work into getting a good selfie. Having the perfect outfit, hair, and makeup is the first step in taking a great self-portrait.

Other necessary tools for the trade? A good camera and good lighting. Joan Smalls knows the importance of flattering light, so she recently thanked Kanye West for extending a bit of help.

Joan Smalls donning a sleeveless knit turtleneck top at the Target and IMG kickoff for the New York Fashion WeekJoan Smalls donning a sleeveless knit turtleneck top at the Target and IMG kickoff for the New York Fashion Week in New York on September 6, 2016 (Credit: Derrick Salters / WENN)

Joan Smalls was photographed on the New York Fashion Week kick-off red carpet by Target and IMG Models in New York.

Joan Smalls turns heads on the red carpet in the Monika Chiang 'Milla' rope gladiator sandalsJoan Smalls turns heads on the red carpet in the Monika Chiang ‘Milla’ rope gladiator sandals (Credit: Derrick Salters / WENN)

Joan posed for the cameras in a sleeveless knit turtleneck top paired with black denim cutoff shorts. The 28-year-old upped the va-va-voom factor to her casual outfit with a sexy pair of Monika Chiang “Milla” rope gladiator sandals in black.

The model held a rectangular clutch that was customized with her last name.

Joan Smalls dresses up a plain top-and-shorts outfit with crazy knee-high gladiator sandalsJoan Smalls dresses up a plain top-and-shorts outfit with crazy knee-high gladiator sandals (Credit: Derrick Salters / WENN)

The Puerto Rican model enjoyed the Kanye stage with her friends Jordyn Woods and Justine Skye when the rapper blasted lights at the crowd.

Joan took this as an opportunity to take a selfie with her girls, thanking Kanye in the process.

While Joan Smalls enjoyed the Kanye West performance alongside her friends Jordyn Woods and Justine Skye, the rapper illuminated the crowd with a burst of dazzling lightsWhile Joan Smalls enjoyed the Kanye West performance alongside her friends Jordyn Woods and Justine Skye, the rapper illuminated the crowd with a burst of dazzling lights (Credit: Joan Smalls’ Instagram)

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