Today, Kanye West blessed NYFW with the fourth iteration of its buzziest event: his fashion show. It was a polarizing presentation, from its location (on Roosevelt Island) to its head-scratcher of a casting process. But if there's one thing Ye never fails to deliver, it's the unexpected, so even when the bedraggled and sweaty mass of fans, influencers, and editors scrambled up the steps of the park, the striking, Vanessa Beecroft-choreographed phalanx of models in nude-toned separates still managed to elicit gasps. Here, we explore the winners and losers of Yeezy Season 4.
1. Winner: Desiigner & Iman Shumpert
Who co-starred in Pusha T's snap story as "Twinsies!"
2. Loser: Anyone who took the shuttle instead of just hopping on the F train
On the Yeezy bus #NYFW. No snacks. No water. No music. No merch. C'mon Kanye. pic.twitter.com/LbnHLQgtYJ— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) September 7, 2016
Kanye provided shuttles, but there was no water, no food, and endlessly cranky editors.
3. Winner: Roosevelt Island's abandoned Small Pox Hospital
#YeezySeason4 is at the small pox hospital. Naturally. pic.twitter.com/i2LOJ2NZAT— Stella Bugbee (@stellabugbee) September 7, 2016
The decrepit hospital located on the way to the show managed to get shine despite being 160 years old.
4. Loser: Anyone who paid $75 for a T-shirt
Talk about speed to market. There's #YeezySeason4 concert/show swag. #NYFW pic.twitter.com/QLGkN88hdQ— Footwear News (@FootwearNews) September 7, 2016
Sorry bout it.
5. Winner: This model, who couldn't walk in her shoes
When you find out you not getting paid for #Yeezyseason4 pic.twitter.com/FEanm9FpDB— Young Durant (@A_Geechi) September 7, 2016
But managed to become a "fuck it" meme in the process.
6. Loser: Honestly, who ever built the shoes in general
Idk what is going on #YeezySeason4 pic.twitter.com/fQxkxNVdfb— Alien (@AdamHenrion) September 7, 2016
Let's just hope these are all prototypes and these cruel shoes aren't going straight to market.
Say what you want about Yeezy, but Ye keeps bringing us out for eye-opening collection after collection.
8. Loser: All of us
Because Kanye fans went all the way to Roosevelt's Island and North wasn't even there.
Who shut down the whole show, literally and figuratively.
10. Loser: Music fans
We're not sure what those long, low dulcet synths were, but they sure as hell weren't T.L.O.P.