Kelly Cutrone on Kanye West's Fashion Line: 'He's a Joke as a Fashion Designer'

02/18/2015 at 01:23 PM ET

While Kanye West may have had a broad range of supporters sitting front row at his Adidas show (Jay Z, Beyoncé and Rihanna, to name a few), not everyone is a fan of his new collection.

Kanye West attends the adidas show during MercedesGary Gershoff/WireImage

Kelly Cutrone, founder of fashion public relations firm People’s Revolution, didn’t hold back her opinions when it came to the rapper’s latest collaboration. “I’m not into his fashion thing,” she told PEOPLE Now. “I think he’s fine as a rapper. I think he’s a joke as a fashion designer.”

When asked if she at least liked the shoes in the line, Cutrone answered bluntly, “I mean, it’s not, he’s not legit. Have you seen the product?” she said. “Didn’t he have his own line in London, which was a disaster that he spent $10 million to do, that no one wore?”

The fashion publicist went on to explain exactly why she thinks the rapper should stay in the music industry and leave the designing to the professionals. “I just think that you should stay focused at what you’re good at. Just because you’re a good rapper doesn’t mean you’re going to be a good fashion designer,” she told PEOPLE. “I mean, we’ve seen that over and over. Sean John is a really successful line, but you know, no one in the fashion industry is waking up and going, ‘Hey did you get that … did you like, trade up your Moncler for your Sean John?’ No. Nobody’s saying that.”

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In a recent Style.com interview, West was very candid about how some of his fashion friends turned on him after he started dating now-wife Kim Kardashian.

“But as soon as we started dating, fashion people were really opposed to the idea of reality stars,” he shared. “And all the relationships, the somewhat friends that I had somewhat built up, completely turned their backs on her and me. They already had their back to her, and now they turned it to me.”

What do you think of Kanye’s fashion line? Do you agree with Kelly Cutrone, or would you wear his pieces?


–Sarah Kinonen

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amyjane13 on

I totally agree! Check out my post from yesterday on his women’s clothing line.. It’s shockingly ugly in my eyes!

lynn on

Kanye is a joke as a designer. The models, including Kylie Jenner look hideous.

Sky H on

Kanye’s fashion line is something you’d put on ONLY if you were asleep late in your home wearing barely nothing and had to flee your home due to a house fire..you’d grab something fast to wear in the dark and flee…then when folks see the clothes you’re wearing, they’d understand you simply had no time to coordinate or wear something presentable…That’s the Kanye Line of Fashion. Fire Fleeing Clothing for those who don’t have time to wear anything better! It’s a mess. I coulda sworn I saw the ‘stars’ smirking at his styles. And when did wearing stocking caps on your head OUT in public become IN? Come on people! Might as well put rollers in their hair and make a fashion statement of that too. #MESS

Kyna on

She was being nice! Be has NO talent in any arena! He only gets up on stage at the Grammys to mock someone because he’ll never get one of his own. He’s completely irrelevant besides the fact that he’s riding on Kim Kardashians coattails.

Kyna on

Sky hits the nail on the head…enough about his “collection” of zombie wear.

Caroline on

Be careful if you’re due to have brain surgery, because Kanye may show up in the operating room He thinks he can do ANYTHING, but there really isn’t a single thing he can do well. His “fashion” is a joke, his marriage is a joke, his parenting is a joke, and yes, even his music is a joke. Let’s hope he goes broke promoting himself and then fades away.

Jess24 on

Kanye IS a joke! Only he believes he and his reality porn star are fashion royalty. PLEASE!!! This, like everything else he’s involved in will flop once again. Just go away Yeezus.

Janie on

His clothing line is about as idiotic as he is! He’s a joke and an untalented bully!

Miss Dominique on

If Kanye West gave me that garbage for free I still wouldn’t wear it!

Don Randolph on

I’m not a fan of Kelly Cutrone, but I am an even lessor fan of Kanye. I think Kelly has deffinately risen up some in my book.

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