Kanye West’s Yeezy 3 show at the last New York Fashion Week wasn’t without controversy: models saying they hadn’t been paid, fashion critics saying the collection was terrible and Kim Kardashian and crew wearing matching all-white outfits. Now, even Anna Wintour – the Vogue editor-in-chief normally known for her ability to rise above any drama with her ice-cool exterior – has been drawn into controversy after she described the show as ‘migrant chic.’
Wintour made her comments in a TV interview with Late Night with Seth Meyers earlier this week – as a passing comment in what was otherwise quite a funny description of getting so lost at the fashion show’s Madison Square Gardens venue she ended up in tears. “I got there very early, as I tend to do. They put me in this huge VIP section and I was the only person sitting there for about half an hour,” she told the chat show host. “Eventually they did turn up and the Life of Pablo concert started and the migrant chic fashion show started and they were both wonderful. But on the way out I was lost there for half an hour, asking various people to let me out […] I was really in tears.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, since the clip aired on American TV, the editor has faced a backlash over trying to make anything to do with the migrant crisis chic.