Kanye West's Casting Call For NYFW Saw Hundreds Of Models Turn Out

BY Maddison Glendinning / Sep 5 2016 / 21:16 PM

Yeezy knows how to create a scene

Kanye West's Casting Call For NYFW Saw Hundreds Of Models Turn Out
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One of the most unpredictable shows on the NYFW calendar, Kanye West's Yeezy presentations are anything but ordinary. From his stationary model set for Season 1, to his camel- and skin-tone catwalk for Season 2 and most recently having 1,200 models (including Naomi Campbell) stand still for over 90 minutes as he played the crowd his latest album The Life of Pablo, there's never a dull moment at this shows (well, except for those models in season 3...). 
 
And season 4 looks like it will be no different. The husband of Kim Kardashian West posted a casting call notice to Twitter, and in true Kanye style, it ruffled a few feathers.
 
The post asked for "multiracial women only" who were instructed to "come as you are" wearing no make-up. The post caused controversy online, with many users claiming that the designer was aiming to exclude models of colour from his show. 
 
 
The allegations are surprising (though timely with the CFDA's new race-related guidelines) given that Kanye has proudly featured a large number of black models in his shows in the past. 
 
The uproar didn't stop hoards of aspiring models turning up to the casting, however, with WWD reporting that over 500 hopefuls were lined up on the street waiting their turn just minutes after the 11am call time, with hundreds more showing up as the day went on.
 
 

#yeezyseason4 good luck everyone

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With the show taking place on Wednesday September 14, we don't have long to wait to find out what fashionable chaos the rapper has in mind for this year's show.