Whether you’re truly aware, fashion week is a big deal all around the world ― from New York to Paris. The star-studded events are all about discovering the newest fashion trends, all while seeing the spectacle of whimsical and stylish outfits from everyone who attends. While many see any fashion week as the chance to go all out and sport the most out-there items in their closet, some celebrities take a more minimalist approach. That’s right, you know we’re talking about Kanye West and his constantly dark, minimalist attire throughout every Fashion Week event.
Kanye West, known as his legal name Ye, seems like he attends every fashion week event, from a Marc Jacobs event in New York’s fashion week to a super-exclusive Louis Vuitton show in Paris Fashion Week. The legendary rapper has always had an affinity with fashion, launching his own fashion line, YEEZY back in 2015. Whether it’s showing support, launching another season of his line, or performing, chances are that West will be there.
Not only is he all about the fashion with fashion week, but he also shows off his lady loves for the world to see. Back in the early 2010s, it was Amber Rose on his arm. Then, for nearly a decade, he and his now ex-wife Kim Kardashian matched and rocked the red carpet. Most recently, he made his relationship with Uncut Gems star Julia Fox red-carpet official at Paris Fashion Week.
So in honor of his new romance news, let’s look back at him and his iconic looks throughout his appearances at different fashion weeks.
Matching Lovers: Kanye West & Julia Fox
During Kanye West’s red carpet debut with girlfriend Julia Fox in Jan 2022, he sported a matching, padded denim jacket by Balenciaga, jeans, and boots from the brand Red Wing.
Back in 2014, Kanye West looked like something out of the Eternals movie with a gold-embellished jacket and black ensemble.
Matching in All-Black
In 2015, lovers Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were seen leaving the Royal Monceau Raffles Hotel to the Balmain Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week. The couple wore matching, multi-fabric black ensembles, sporting satin, silk, and denim throughout.
Sexy & Sheer
In Sept 2016, A-list couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attended the Harper’s Bazaar Icons celebration for NYFW in sexy, all-black attire.
YEEZY Season Five
During New York Fashion Week in 2017, Kanye West rocked a simple dark look for his brand, YEEZY’s Season five fashion show.
Runway Ready Kanye
Instead of watching his YEEZY collection on the runway, Kanye West decided to join in and perform on the runway for YEEZY’s eighth season. The “Gold Digger” rapper rocked some pieces from his own line such as this beige-toned ensemble.
For the 2019 Louis Vuitton Menswear show during Paris Fashion Week, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were the brightest attendees in the bunch. This show was monumental to West because his friend, the now-late Virgil Abloh was hired as the menswear artistic director of Louis Vuitton, per HuffPost.
For the 2015/2016 Louis Vuitton show for Paris Fashion Week, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian did something rare: not match. While Kardashian rocked an all-black ensemble, West sported a simple monochromatic outfit, with the addition fo a red velvet jacket.
Keeping It Simple
Back in 2018, Kanye West attended the Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary Event solo in a simple suit and gold accents.
For 2017 Paris Fashion Week, Kanye West attended the Love Ball at the Fondation Vuitton wearing an all-white ensemble with YEEZY Season two crepe boots. The Love Ball at the Fondation Vuitton was a star-studded event during Paris Fashion Week that raised money for the Naked Heart Foundation’s mission of aiding in-need families.
It seems that even over a decade ago at the CHANEL show for Paris Fashion Week in 2011, Kanye West was a fan of simple, monochromatic fits.
Kanye West arrived for the Givenchy men’s Fall-Winter 2014-2015 fashion show for Paris Fashion Week is in a controversy-stirring jacket. Many were deeply offended that the “Flashing Lights” rapper shows up in a knee-length rabbit fur coat, according to AP per Yahoo.
Velvet & Fleece
For the 2015 “Dries Van Not Noten” show for Paris Fashion Week, Kanye West went back to black in this velvet sweater and red fleece scarf.
For the 2015 Celine show for Paris Fashion Week, Kanye West looked super chic and classy in this muted toned ensemble.
At the Vogue Paris 95th anniversary party, Kanye West danced the night away with A-lister buddies Jared Leto, Rihanna, and Zoë Kravitz.
At Christian Dior’s fall-winter 2015-2016 fashion collection, Kanye West looked like the cool goth kid in class in this all-black attire that matched his unexpected date, Lorde, according to Daily Mail.
Performing for Louis Vuitton
Kanye West performed once again as the closing act for Louis Vuitton’s show Frank Gehry–designed Fondation Louis Vuitton back in 2015. He performed a mini-tour for fans while rocking his iconic, loose-fitting apparel.
Keep it Casual
Back in 2017 for the Alexander Wang collection show in New York Fashion Week, Kanye West opted for a more casual look like black leather pants, flannel, and a jean jacket.
Bright & Minimalist Attire
In 2011, Kanye West attended the Balmain Fall-Winter show during Paris Fashion Week in a show-stopping red leather jacket and minimalist attire.
Kanye West & Amber Rose
Back in 2010 Paris Fashion Week, Kanye West and old flame Amber Rose wore sexy, all-black attire for the Paris Menswear Fashion Week event.
Throwback in All-Black
It’s odd seeing Kanye West without his iconic shaved head, but back in 2009’s Paris Fashion Week, he rocked an all-black ensemble while sporting his old ‘do.
Longtime buddies Kanye West and Jared Leto attended the Marc Jacobs show for New York Fashion Week in 2006. Leto looked like a goth supervillain while West looked like the detective on the case in his black-tie undershirt and brown trench coat.
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