Here Are Some of the Designer Looks That May Have Inspired Kanye West's Collection

Kanye West's Spring 2012 collection has already been criticized for many things, one of them being a lack of originality. One of the first tweets from inside the exclusive Paris show was from Jessica Michault (of the Times and International Herald Tribune) who said, "I think that every one of the designers sitting in the front row at Kanye West must have had a deja vue moment at some point during the show." Ouch. Though, Michault does have a point. From Alexander Wang to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen to Azzedine Alaia, the designers West chose to have in his front row, it seemed, were ones he is inspired by. So we dug up past looks--mostly fall 2011--from those designers, plus a couple of others, that looked eerily similar to the ones West showed on saturday. Click through and tell us if you agree.
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Kanye West's Spring 2012 collection has already been criticized for many things, one of them being a lack of originality. One of the first tweets from inside the exclusive Paris show was from Jessica Michault (of the Times and International Herald Tribune) who said, "I think that every one of the designers sitting in the front row at Kanye West must have had a deja vue moment at some point during the show." Ouch. Though, Michault does have a point. From Alexander Wang to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen to Azzedine Alaia, the designers West chose to have in his front row, it seemed, were ones he is inspired by. So we dug up past looks--mostly fall 2011--from those designers, plus a couple of others, that looked eerily similar to the ones West showed on saturday. Click through and tell us if you agree.
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Kanye West's Spring 2012 collection has already been criticized for many things, one of them being a lack of originality. One of the first tweets from inside the exclusive Paris show was from Jessica Michault (of the International Herald Tribune) who said, "I think that every one of the designers sitting in the front row at Kanye West must have had a deja vue moment at some point during the show." Ouch. Though, Michault does have a point.

From Alexander Wang to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen to Azzedine Alaia, the designers West chose to have in his front row, it seemed, were ones he is inspired by. So we dug up past looks--mostly fall 2011--from those designers, plus a couple of others, that looked eerily similar to the ones West showed on Saturday. Click through and tell us if you agree.

**Photos via Imaxtree and Getty

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Left: Kanye West Spring 2012, Right: Alexander Wang Fall 2011

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From left to right: Kanye West Spring 2012, Jeremy Scot Fall 2011, Balmain Fall 2011

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Left: Kanye West Spring 2012, Right: The Row Resort 2012 (We're talking about the fur backpack here--we know the clothes don't look the same...)

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Left: Kanye West Spring 2012, Right: Herve Leger Fall 2011

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Left: Kanye West Spring 2012, Right: Balmain Fall 2011

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Left: Kanye West Spring 2012, Right: Altuzarra Spring 2011