Azealia Banks performing Feb. 27 in London, and a Twitpic of Kanye West’s Fall 2012 Paris Fashion Week invitation.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of SHOWstudio.com’s Twitter
Ladies and gentlemen, we welcome you to KANYE WEST Runway Show Day. As you might imagine, this is a ginormous event for us all here at MTV Style. We’ve been counting this fash magic down ever since the last Paris Fashion Week when Yeezy made his ready-to-wear debut. Everyone in the DONDA camp has been tight-lipped about today’s fall 2012 show (which is taking place at 9:30 p.m. Paris time, 3:30 p.m. ET), but news has finally (TRIUMPHANTLY) been revealed and we are in serious hyperventilation mode. You guys, Azealia Banks just tweeted a shot of the runway and it’s ENORMOUS. Also? She said, “Sound Check at Kanye West Runway Show!!!!” This can only mean one thing—and it’s reinforced by the multiple use of exclamation points and all caps—AZEALIA BANKS might possibly be *gasp* PERFORMING!!!! Not that we weren’t expecting this already, but the Kanye West show is starting to feel like a spectacular to end all spectaculars.
Sound Check at Kanye West Runway Show !!!! twitter.com/AZEALIABANKS/s…
— ? YUNG RAPUNXEL ? (@AZEALIABANKS) March 6, 2012
Aside from his style adviser Virgil Abloh tweeting, “By the time we’re done we’re gonna go down in history,” we’re feeling something mayjahhh is going to happen strictly judging by the size of this space. The venue is called Halle Freyssinet, and it’s an industrial art deco building built in 1927. Have we mentioned that it’s huge? Already a fashion week fave for everyone from Lanvin to Viktor & Rolf, we’re anticipating the place to be packed to capacity.
A shot of Kanye West’s Fall/Winter 2012 Paris Fashion Week show runway.
Photo: Courtesy of Azealia Banks’s Twitter
SHOW Studio tweeted the invite, which was printed on stark white cardstock with black lettering reinforcing that the line is called KANYE WEST and not Dw as previously debated. But what does it all mean?! IS Azealia performing? Who will be sitting front row? Will there be a “model down!” moment as a result of their frustration with his high shoes? And what on KW’s planet will the CLOTHES look like? Watch this space, y’all, because we’re on this like Air Yeezy 2s on Yeezy’s feet.