Kanye West Walks Runway of Mud for Balenciaga Fashion Show
It looks like Kanye West is ready to get his hands dirty again in the fashion world as he marched down a runway of mud for Balenciaga's fashion show in Paris today.
On Sunday (Oct. 2), Kanye West made his first-ever runway appearance at Balenciaga's fashion show for their Summer 2023 collection. In a video posted on TMZ, Ye walks down a runway of mud wearing what appears to be an all-black paramilitary outfit with a ridiculous amount of utility pockets and a “Security” patch over the coat’s left breast.
The Chicago producer also donned a hoodie, which covered his hat that he kept very low with only his bushy goatee visible to the crowd. Kanye was also wearing a mouth guard with the word "Balenciaga" written across the top of the mouthpiece. Watch the video below.
Here's a closeup of Ye on the runway of mud at Balenciaga’s show.
According to Balenciaga creative director Demna's show notes, the summer 2023 collection represents "a metaphor for digging for truth and being down to earth." That might explain why the other models that followed Kanye were sloshing in the mud in lace dresses, shorts and suit pants.
Elle reports that Ye’s children North, Chicago, Psalm and Saint West were in attendance at the Balenciaga show. There's no word on if his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, was in the building, but she was probably nearby.
Kanye's appearance at Paris Fashion Week comes after the multitalented entertainer severed his partnership with Gap and Adidas.
"It was all kind of a disregard for the voice of something that I co-created. I co-created the product at Adidas. I co-created the product at Gap," Ye said in an interview with ABC's Good Morning America. "That means that I was there for some specific agenda, not for Yeezy Gap to be everything that it could be, or this dream that I had about what the Gap could be. It's time for me to make my own thing."
Who knows? There might be a Kanye West and Balenciaga collaboration in the works.