Kanye West walks with Balenciaga's models in mud pit for Paris Fashion …
Mud and designer clothes are two things that are not typically put together... that is until Balenciaga decided to stage their Paris Fashion Week show in a sludge pit.
In a set that could've been mistaken for a rainy day at Glastonbury Festival, models including the likes of Kanye West (who opened the show on his modelling debut) and Bella Hadid, squelched their way through the heavy mud to display the fashion brand's SS23 collection.
The billionaire artist who legally changed his name to Ye sported an oversized flak jacket, leather trousers, a baseball cap, with a hoodie.
The unusual setting at Parc des Exposition was "a metaphor for digging for the truth and being down to earth," Denma, Balenciaga’s creative director said ahead of the show.
In a statement alongside the show, he said: "Individualism in fashion is downgraded to pseudo trends dictated by a post in stories of some celebrity of the moment… fashion in its best case scenario should not need a story to be sold to someone… let us let everyone be anyone."
“I’ve decided to no longer explain my collections and verbalise my designs, but to express a state of mind,” Demna added, according to Vogue. “Fashion is a visual art and all we need is for it to be seen through someone’s eyes.”
"You either like it or not.”
British magazine i-D, posted a clip from the show on TikTok where a model can be seen walking the mud runway with her frame leaning forward as she swung both of her arms.