Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4 show was super hot, but not in a provocative way. It was literally hot. Intrigued? Below are all the things you need to know surrounding Kanye’s fashion extravaganza.
1. Kanye provided transportation.
None of the guests, media people, or the editors knew where the show would take place, until the day itself. They were shuttled from Manhattan to an old smallpox hospital in Roosevelt Island.
2. The collection was unveiled outdoors.
The audience weren’t ready (or as excited) to see that it was going to be held outside, under the blistering sun.
3. The show was delayed.
The show was supposed to start at 3pm but was pushed back two hours later. It raised concerns among the audience as Tom Ford’s show would start at 7pm, and it takes about an hour to go back to the city.
4. It was so hot, some models sat down on the grass.
The show started to go down as a few out of the hundred models standing on the grass (while clad in nude shapewear) started to sit down, unable to take the heat.
5. Editors and fashion critics were outraged.
They had a rant party on Twitter.
Model passed out in the heat is given water by man in the audience but no one on the #YeezySeason4 team helps.— Stella Bugbee (@stellabugbee) September 7, 2016
Watching editors leave #YeezySeason4 But I feel obligated to watch out for these models and see what else they have to go through.— Stella Bugbee (@stellabugbee) September 7, 2016
6. The collection
Yeezy Season 4 saw a lot of thigh high boots and hoodies worn by multiracial women, including Sofia Richie, Justin Bieber’s rumored new girlfriend.
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7. Models were falling.
Yes, you read that right. Some models wobbled down the runway.
8. Yeezy Merch
Kanye sold tees in white and neon yellow that both retailed for $75 each.
9. The Kardashians and Jenners
Of course, his family wouldn’t miss the show. They were seen wearing his collection in monochromatic neutrals.
After the show, there were no comments from the Kardashians, Jenners, and Kanye himself. Season 4 show trumped the success of his previous liveshows that brought people together. Instead, it was “a hellish, five-hour-long detour for a show and vision that could have been executed anywhere in New York City,” as Fashionista.com puts it.