Kanye West's fashion show fell on a hot and sunny Wednesday on Roosevelt Island's Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in NYC, where, despite the artistic presentation and killer fashions, heat and footwear problems put a damper on some of the participants' catwalk experience.
“It was very hot,” Paper Magazine editorial director Michael Boardman told ET after the show. “Some of the models had to stand there .. they are real troopers. Some had to be given water, and I'm glad that they were.”
Still, Boardman said that the event was quite the spectacle.
“It's a beautiful occasion. I'm a big Yeezy fan,” he said. “The thing is, he's an artist. So it's kind of hard to approach it from a fashion perspective … You have to appreciate it as a happening and an experience.”
Despite the issues, the models pretty much crushed it during the outdoor show, and when Kanye showed up, he was not reluctant to let out a few smiles.
Kanye again teamed up with collaborator Vanessa Beecrof for the show, which included Teyana Taylor and Justin Bieber's recent flame Sofia Richie on the catwalk, and featured attendees such as Anna Wintour...
…as well as Pharell Williams, Tyga, Lala Anthony, and Kanye's fellow hip hop artists 2 Chainz, Pusha T, and Fabolous.