Kanye West Shocked Everyone By Covering Himself in Mud and Filth, Stomping Down Balenciaga Fashion Show

Balenciaga shocked the world with its mud-pit-themed fashion show

Kanye West at the 2022 Balenciaga mud pit themed Paris Fashion Show
Kanye West at the bizarrely-themed Balenciaga show

Kanye West was the star-opener for his first runway stint ever. He opened the show for Balenciaga at its Paris Fashion Show back in 2022 – i.e., when he wasn’t a social pariah. And it was no normal show either, it might have foreshadowed what was about to happen to Ye’s reputation.

It is indeed as bizarre as it sounds. The Balenciaga show was literally a dirty evening, rife with mud and puddles. The title was, quite appropriately, Balenciaga’s Apocalyptic, Mud-Filled SS23.

Balenciaga mud pit themed Paris fashion show
An unconventional take on fashion and aesthetics

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Apparently, the mud was “a metaphor for digging for truth and being down to earth,” according to Demna, the creative director of Balenciaga. He further added rather arbitrarily, “Let us let everyone be anyone and make love not war.”

All the outfits that the models donned that evening were covered in mud, and it is hard to imagine who could have found the collection visually or aesthetically appealing. But these avant-garde tastes are apparently beyond the understanding of the common man.

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Kanye West stomped his way through the Paris runway

Kanye West and Bella Hadid at the Balenciaga Fashion Show
Kanye West and Bella Hadid walking the runway

For his first time on the runway, instead of a traditional ramp walk, the Donda rapper stomped his way through – as was dictated by the unusual theme – wearing a security jacket, leather pants, and a hood over a baseball cap.

Although all four of the Gold Digger rapper’s kids attended the show, their mother, Kim Kardashian took a rain check. However, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner were present in the audience. Other prominent names in attendance were Salma Hayek, Naomi Campbell, Alexa Demie, Christine Quinn, and Offset.

Smriti Sneh
Smriti Sneh

Smriti Sneh is a Content Writer at Animated Times specializing in celebrities and everything pop-culture. Being a literature graduate from the University of Lucknow, she is cashing in on her writing skills by working in the entertainment news sector - studying literary theories by day, and navigating celebrity net worths through the night. Although you can find her writing poems at any and all hours.

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