Confession: this feature didn’t exactly go to plan. I was supposed to be live-blogging the Yeezy Season 3 show this evening as I streamed it on my laptop from the comfort of my bed. Unfortunately, the live stream was so laggy that I was only able to watch two minutes of the Kardashians – some fur-clad, all in majestic white – until the Spinning Beachball of Death emerged on my screen and everything went black.
The crap live stream did seem to be a universal issue, but two positives came out of this instead. Firstly, I didn’t have to put myself through the pain of watching a 2h+ ‘fashion’ show. And secondly, I remembered I could just turn to Twitter instead to get all the #YeezySeason3 gossip a gal could ever need. Twitter > live streams, guys, every time.
Our review of Yeezy Season 3: The Fashion Show will come tomorrow. Until then, here’s how Twitter reacted to Yeezy Season 3: The Fashion Show That Can Be Whatever You Want It To Be.
Fashion-wise, Twitter’s reaction was a mixed bag. Some were enamoured by Kanye’s efforts!
Others weren’t so impressed!
Truth be told, though, most people watching the live stream of this particular New York Fashion Week show didn’t really care about the fashion. Hell, a large portion of viewers probably didn’t even know that Yeezy Season 3 was a fashion show.
For some, it was all about the music. Kanye treated the crowds with a preview of his forthcoming album, The Live of Pablo (though who would be surprised if he reverted to its original title, Waves – no, wait, I mean Swish?). General consensus? Twitter loved it.
Well, not everyone obviously. Kanye ruffled the feathers of die-hard Taylor Swift fans, who were really unimpressed when they caught on that one of The Life of Pablo’s tracks contains some controversial lyrics about Swift. Seriously, Kanye? Calling everyone’s favourite pop sweetheart a bitch, and then going on to claim that you made her famous, is pretty gross.
A few lewd lyrics weren’t about to stop Martin Shkreli from jumping on board and extending Kanye his full support – in the form of $10 million. You’ve probably not heard of Shkreli, but all you really need to know is that most people who have heard of him don’t take kindly to him; we’re talking about a guy who increased the price of a rare pharmaceutical drug by 5,000% and once bought the only copy of Wu-Tang Clan‘s 2013 album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, for $2 million.
Thankfully, some people did twig onto the fact that this was not a fashion show, and proceeded to question Kanye’s motives.
And many took to Twitter to show solidarity with the poor models, who probably didn’t realise what they were letting themselves in for. Models out there: are these ‘performance rules’ normal to you?
Finally, let’s not forget the bit where, towards the end of the show (and my, what a show it was!), Kanye débuted a video game. The concept? Kanye’s mother, “travelling through the gates of heaven.” Yep.