Here's proof that Kanye can't cut it on the catwalk

Kanye West's attempts to reinvent himself as a fashion designer bombed at Paris fashion week, as the critics savaged him

After all the hype, Kanye West's debut as womenswear designer has not been well received – a slot at Paris fashion week isn't the most forgiving arena for a first show. Here's what some of the fashion pack have said:

Cathy Horyn, New York Times (tweeted)

"Next season Kanye should get a tailor so clothes might fit. Models swimming in some looks. Kills the hot look, no?"

Suzy Menkes, International Herald Tribune

"For all his personal style, his striking jewellery and his grasp of modern glamour, his collection of sexpot low-bodice dresses and skintight pants, decked out with heaps of ginger fur, did not inspire the fashion crowd to tell him to give up his day job … A celebrity tag and a lively audience filled with music-business friends does not cut it in Paris."

Lisa Armstrong, Daily Telegraph

"Kanye West's fashion debut was like being subjected to an hour-long MRI scan – but not as much fun ... It was the equivalent of Karl Lagerfeld launching a hip-hop career: ie absurd."

Carrie Gorman,

"The expensive model line-up … couldn't quite make this collection work."

Tim Blanks,

"Heavy might be the operative word … It's frustrating that someone who seems to almost effortlessly realise his vaulting musical ambitions comes up short elsewhere … Tonight's show suggests that conquering his new medium is a work in progress."

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