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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Kanye West, designer: Is his new fashion line hot or not?

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GALLERY: Click the image above to view more images from Paris Fashion Week.

Kanye West, an artist who knows how to generate buzz, was hoping some positive energy would surround his first women’s wear collection, unveiled to a host of A-list guests over the weekend during Paris Fashion Week.

Bold-facers like Anna Wintour, Lindsay Lohan, Ciara, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and nearly every major fashion critic imaginable were all seated in the front row to get a first glimpse at DW by Kanye West.

Despite all the glamourous attention, some were less than impressed with Wests’s looks.

Cathy Horyn of the 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?”

Jessica Michault of the International Herald Tribune sent this Twitter missive: “The Kanye West show, in my humble opinion, is proof that everyone can love fashion but not everyone can be a fashion designer.”

Women’s Wear Daily and Style.com were a little less severe, chalking up West’s missteps to beginner’s folly.

What do you think? Take a look at more of his designs in the gallery above, and see some of the celebs who observed them after the jump.


One of the DW by Kanye models. (Pascal Le Segretain - GETTY IMAGES)

A very blond Lindsay Lohan beams from the front row. (Pascal Le Segretain - GETTY IMAGES)

Ciara at the DW by Kanye West show in a fur stole that might have fit in with West’s collection. (Pascal Le Segretain - GETTY IMAGES)

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. (Pascal Le Segretain - GETTY IMAGES)

By Cara Kelly  |  11:52 AM ET, 10/04/2011

 
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