Kanye's Star-Studded Fashion Show

Dw by Kanye West, named after his late mother Donda West.

Ciara *Hearts* Dw by Kanye West\r - While criticss views of the clothes were mixed, Ciara was one of the designer?s biggest cheerleaders after the show Tweeting: "KANYE is A GENIUS- TONIGHT was MONUMENTAL." The singer and fellow front row dweller went backstage to tell him that the show was ?amazing.? \r\r(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Ciara *Hearts* Dw by Kanye West\r - While criticss views of the clothes were mixed, Ciara was one of the designer’s biggest cheerleaders after the show Tweeting: "KANYE is A GENIUS- TONIGHT was MONUMENTAL." The singer and fellow front row dweller went backstage to tell him that the show was “amazing.” \r\r(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Keep in Mind That He’s an Artist, and He’s Sensitive About His Stuff\r - At the after party of his collection, Kanye dropped a reminder to the critics in a speech, “This is my first collection. Please be easy. Please give me a chance to grow,” he said. “This is not some celebrity s—. I don’t f— with celebrities. I f— with the creatives in this room, the amazing people who spend every day of their life trying to make the world a more beautiful place.”\r\r(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Top Models  - ?I took out motherf?ing loans to get the best models, to get the best designers, to get the best venue. I gave you everything that I had,? Kanye said in his after party speech about the show. Chanel Iman was one of the models the rapper tapped to show off the zipper and fur detailed threads.(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Top Models - “I took out motherf—ing loans to get the best models, to get the best designers, to get the best venue. I gave you everything that I had,” Kanye said in his after party speech about the show. Chanel Iman was one of the models the rapper tapped to show off the zipper and fur detailed threads.(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

The Music - Models stormed the runway to songs like Waka Flocka Flame?s ?Hard in da Paint? and Common?s ?The Light.?(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

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The Music - Models stormed the runway to songs like Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard in da Paint” and Common’s “The Light.”(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

The Beauty Look\r - ?This is a Kanye girl: sexy but cool, you want to look like her," make-up artist Val Garland told Grazia backstage. ?He wanted a Kanye West-version of the Victoria's Secret girl.? The MAC makeup was composed of a smokey, winged eye (complete with black Cream Liner) and a creamy beige lip (a mixture of Myth and Woo Me lipstick) with Sculpt Foundation helping to create youthful glowing skin.\r\r(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

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The Beauty Look\r - “This is a Kanye girl: sexy but cool, you want to look like her," make-up artist Val Garland told Grazia backstage. “He wanted a Kanye West-version of the Victoria's Secret girl.” The MAC makeup was composed of a smokey, winged eye (complete with black Cream Liner) and a creamy beige lip (a mixture of Myth and Woo Me lipstick) with Sculpt Foundation helping to create youthful glowing skin.\r\r(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

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Finishing Touches - Kanye was spotted buying fabric and zippers in just days before the show, perhaps to add the final touches to looks like this? A metallic jacket and pants combo is finished off with bold, black zipper detail.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

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Finishing Touches - Kanye was spotted buying fabric and zippers in just days before the show, perhaps to add the final touches to looks like this? A metallic jacket and pants combo is finished off with bold, black zipper detail.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

Top Models Part Deux\r - Jourdan Dunn was also among mega-models that walked in the show. Here she modeled one of the key colors in the palate of the collection. Kanye chose beige, white and black hues with reds and cobalt blues providing a pop of color.  \r\r(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Top Models Part Deux\r - Jourdan Dunn was also among mega-models that walked in the show. Here she modeled one of the key colors in the palate of the collection. Kanye chose beige, white and black hues with reds and cobalt blues providing a pop of color.  \r\r(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Luxe Touch - Australian model Bambi Northwood-Blyth wore a sweet nude long sleeved dress, but it was the fur and woven leather drawstring backpack she toted that made this look a head-turner.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

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Luxe Touch - Australian model Bambi Northwood-Blyth wore a sweet nude long sleeved dress, but it was the fur and woven leather drawstring backpack she toted that made this look a head-turner. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

The Accessories   - The shoes, designed by Givenchy, were a sexy touch to Kanye?s sleek designs. Each outfit was also accessorized with a nameplate necklace.(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

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The Accessories   - The shoes, designed by Givenchy, were a sexy touch to Kanye’s sleek designs. Each outfit was also accessorized with a nameplate necklace.(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

Cut It Out - Cut-out detailing was also sprinkled throughout the collection on dresses like this one which created a mummy effect.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Cut It Out - Cut-out detailing was also sprinkled throughout the collection on dresses like this one which created a mummy effect.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Dangerously Low   - Sexy deep V-necks popped up on separates like this, and dresses alike.(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Dangerously Low   - Sexy deep V-necks popped up on separates like this, and dresses alike.(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Crowd Shot - Lindsay Lohan and Terry Richardson look on as models walk the runway. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

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Crowd Shot - Lindsay Lohan and Terry Richardson look on as models walk the runway. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

Let Bygones be Bygones - Kanye once called Lindsay Lohan's Spring/Summer 2010 collection for Ungaro the ?9/11 for celebrities doing fashion? and slammed the actress further adding ?after that, I thought, ?Well I can?t do a line now.?? But Lohan was invited and flew in from the States to check out the range that he decided to do after all.(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Let Bygones be Bygones - Kanye once called Lindsay Lohan's Spring/Summer 2010 collection for Ungaro the “9/11 for celebrities doing fashion” and slammed the actress further adding “after that, I thought, ‘Well I can’t do a line now.’” But Lohan was invited and flew in from the States to check out the range that he decided to do after all.(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Celebrity Designers Unite\r - Designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen (behind brands the Row and Elizabeth and James) both put on LBDs to come support Kanye at his first runway show.\r\r(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Celebrity Designers Unite\r - Designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen (behind brands the Row and Elizabeth and James) both put on LBDs to come support Kanye at his first runway show.\r\r(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Kanye West and Azzedine Alaia - Kanye has attended Azzedine Ala?a?s runway shows in the past and the designer returned the favor popping up at the rapper?s show and even inviting him to dinner at his house the next night. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Kanye West and Azzedine Alaia - Kanye has attended Azzedine Alaïa’s runway shows in the past and the designer returned the favor popping up at the rapper’s show and even inviting him to dinner at his house the next night. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Throw It in the Bag  - The singer had her eye on several pieces in the collection. "I loved the pants, the color-blocking and the orange, I loved the fur accessories, I loved the black dresses," she told MTV News. "There was a lot of attitude. It was strong, sexy ... I loved it. I kept seeing looks that made me think, 'Oh my God, I want that.'"(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Throw It in the Bag - The singer had her eye on several pieces in the collection. "I loved the pants, the color-blocking and the orange, I loved the fur accessories, I loved the black dresses," she told MTV News. "There was a lot of attitude. It was strong, sexy ... I loved it. I kept seeing looks that made me think, 'Oh my God, I want that.'"(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Take a Bow!  - After the show, Kanye took a bow amid applause for the showing of his first fashion collection. The designer kept it simple in a white T-shirt, black jeans and Nike sneakers. Maybe he?ll foray into menswear next?(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

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Take a Bow!  - After the show, Kanye took a bow amid applause for the showing of his first fashion collection. The designer kept it simple in a white T-shirt, black jeans and Nike sneakers. Maybe he’ll foray into menswear next?(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

Kanye, the Fashion Designer \r - ?Ye?s usual ice grills melted into all smiles backstage after the show as supporters congratulated him with hugs and roses. It was a long time coming for the fashion aficionado, who beefed up his fashion knowledge by interning at Fendi and Louis Vuitton. He also consulted with Central Saint Martins professor Louise Wilson on the direction of the collection and tapped designer Louise Goldin and several grad students from Central Saint Martins to produce the clothes.

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Kanye, the Fashion Designer \r - ‘Ye’s usual ice grills melted into all smiles backstage after the show as supporters congratulated him with hugs and roses. It was a long time coming for the fashion aficionado, who beefed up his fashion knowledge by interning at Fendi and Louis Vuitton. He also consulted with Central Saint Martins professor Louise Wilson on the direction of the collection and tapped designer Louise Goldin and several grad students from Central Saint Martins to produce the clothes.

After the Show - Kanye?s friends Leigh Lexark and Olivier Theyskens (both pictured) came by to congratulate him and was also met with reporters to whom he admitted, "I'm so scared, I'm so nervous.? At the end of it all, he hoped that spectators walked away with this: "The biggest conversation I hope I can end tonight is the whole 'celebrity designer' thing," he said. "That's the biggest hurdle when you want to get amazing people to work for you."

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After the Show - Kanye’s friends Leigh Lexark and Olivier Theyskens (both pictured) came by to congratulate him and was also met with reporters to whom he admitted, "I'm so scared, I'm so nervous.” At the end of it all, he hoped that spectators walked away with this: "The biggest conversation I hope I can end tonight is the whole 'celebrity designer' thing," he said. "That's the biggest hurdle when you want to get amazing people to work for you."