After certain critics were so quick to condemn Kanye West’s collection in Paris this weekend, he still has at least one supporter in the fashion world – lovely loyal Anna Dello Russo! She showed her support in her inimitable way and paid Kanye the compliment of wearing a top-to- toe look from his show to view the Alexander McQueen collection. Wow. We have to say, she looks quite understated by her standards, having chosen a nifty little black dress, slashed to the waist. No hat, no fur stole, only the Giuseppe Zanotti shoe boots and a few strategically placed fronds of hair to cover her modesty.
We think that the dress fitted her nicely – which had been one of the main gripes from the critical audience of the show, although we don’t think black is her colour. Once you start wearing more hues than the biblical star of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical every day it can be hard to pull off such simplicity. However, after Anna’s genius foray into Italian electro house music, we don’t have any difficulty whatsoever imagining her hanging out with Kanye’s posse, riding around in limos fully stocked with Cristal and suggesting to him some hooky tune or other for him to sample in his next hit.
In fact, their friendship and accompanying scenarios is the perfect starting point for our afternoon daydream. Only in our fantasy hip hop party, Anna is wearing the look with the shiny silver snakeskin trousers and loads of bling! Much more appropriate.
- Naomi Attwood