Hot! or Hmm…: Kanye West’s Atlantic City Concert Maison Martin Margiela Crystal Mask

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?

~ Jihan