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We know Kanye West is no stranger to pushing boundaries when it comes to men’s fashion. After all, the guy’s worn a Givenchy skirt and a women’s blouse from Céline onstage. But it seems our favorite fashionsto has taken things to another level, treating audiences to a Lady Gaga-style masked performance at his Revel show last night.
The rapper finished an all-white look with a crystal face mask from the Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2012 couture collection. Check it on the runway:
He also hit the stage in this feathered number, which reminds me a lot of the feathered masks Giles Deacon showed for Spring 2012:
Okay, okay, so the look is strange. But I applaud Yeezy for his fearlessness in experimenting with fashion, and challenging the notion of what sort of attire is “acceptable” for a straight, male person of color. If anything, his ‘fits provide a good launching point of discussion on what we perceive as masculine, as “normal” or “strange,” in our community.
What do you think?