Kanye West makes surprise runway appearance at Balenciaga's Paris Fashion Week show

Kanye West makes surprise runway appearance at Balenciaga's Paris Fashion Week show

The rapper trailed through mud as he opened Balenciaga's summer 2023 show.

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West hit the runway for Paris Fashion Week, modeling for Balenciaga's Summer 2023 show.

The Grammy Award-winning artist opened the show this past weekend wearing a layered military-esque look, including a utility vest with the word “security.”

Ye's appearance surprised audience members who attended the show at the city's Parc des Expositions.

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On Instagram, the Yeezy founder also shared a snapshot of himself on the runway and captioned it, “WAR.”

Balenciaga's recent show featured a mud-filled runway where models, including Ye, trailed about for the apocalyptic-like presentation.

Throughout the show, various looks were displayed, including a lime green long-sleeve dress to shiny cropped puffer jackets.

The brand's creative director, Denma Gvasalia, explained in the show's notes that the set is a “metaphor for digging for truth and being down to earth.”

“I've decided to no longer explain my collections and verbalise my designs, but to express a state of mind,” Denma said. “Fashion is a visual art and all we need is for it to be seen through someone's eyes. Fashion in its best case scenario should not need a story to be sold to someone. You either like it or not. The set of this show is a metaphor for digging for truth and being down to earth.”

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