Anna Wintour, Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen, Ciara Front Row At Kanye West's Fashion Show

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen and Ciara attend Kanye West's Paris Fashion Week debut.
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As expected, Kanye West's much-anticipated Paris Fashion Week debut compelled the fashion elite to turn out in droves for a first look at the rapper's womenswear collection. From downtown-chic pretty young thangs like Sky Ferreira and The Misshapes' Leigh Lezark to Fashion Week front row mainstays like Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, Anna Wintour, and Carine Roitfeld to a veritable laundry list of fellow designers, Kanye's hand-selected guest list only added to the excitement.

Many of the details of West's Spring 2012 collection premiere were kept wayyy under wraps until the final moments leading up to the show (for instance, the top secret venue location which was only revealed the DAY before), but one thing was for certain, Ye would bring in a celeb-studded crowd of friends and admirers. Ciara, decked out in a lush fur stole, gushed afterward, saying the show was "monumental," adding that, "There was a lot of attitude. It was strong, sexy ... I loved it. I kept seeing looks that made me think, 'Oh my God, I want that.'" And everyone from Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan to photographer Terry Richardson made it a point to congratulate the new designer on his first showing.

Sky Ferreira, Jared Leto, Lindsay Lohan, and Terry Richardson attend Kanye West's Paris Fashion Week debut.
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Particularly notewothy, though, was the night's overwhelmingly designer-heavy turn-out: Jeremy Scott, Olivier Theyskens, Alexander Wang, Silvia Fendi, Joseph Altuzarra, Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared, and Azzedine Alaia. The presence of so many men and women for whom Kanye no doubt holds a deep admiration could only contribute to Kanye's pre-show jitters, but their attendance also underscores his relevance within the style community.

Carine Roitfeld attends Kanye West's Paris Fashion Week debut.
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Leigh Lezark attends Kanye West's Paris Fashion Week debut.
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Ciara attends Kanye West's Paris Fashion Week debut.
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Jeremy Scott and Terry Richardson attend Kanye West's Paris Fashion Week debut.
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Anna Dello Russo, Sky Ferreira, and Leigh Lezark attend Kanye West's Paris Fashion Week debut.
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Jared Leto attends Kanye West's Paris Fashion Week debut.
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