West took the stage in a leather Givenchy skirt from the men’s Fall 2012 collection, worn with leather leggings underneath. The “kilt” had Twitter abuzz (and a parody account was created, obvi). But despite the chatter, the fashion world has essentially one simple reaction: smh. Haven’t we seen this before?
Yes, we have. Kanye wore a similar outfit last year on his Watch The Throne tour with Jay-Z. As the Daily Beast’s Isabel Wilkinson put it, “Is our collective amnesia so great that we can’t remember that Kanye’s worn a leather skirt 1,000 times before?”
Anyway, see Kanye at the 12/12/12 concert and at his 2011 “Watch The Throne” concert in the leather skirt get-up. Do you think a rapper in a typically womenswear style is worth getting all worked up about?