Mystery might as well be Kanye West‘s middle name. Aside from his more-publicized affair with Kim Kardashian and the darling daughter said union produced, the self-proclaimed musical genius keeps his intellectual properties under wraps until the time is right.
In a scene from Mademoiselle C, the elusive emcee appears in rare form. He’s seated front row, next to title character Carine Roitfeld at an unidentified fashion show, where he lets the editor in on what he foresees for his fashion line.
“You know, I probably won’t be happy for another, like, four seasons, five seasons.” West said in the clip, eight days before what was seemingly his second bow at Paris Fashion Week.
“Five seasons?,” a shocked Roitfeld replied.
“Yeah,” West started again. “Because I wasn’t happy with the [past] album[s] until my last album.”
This nugget provides a window into West’s world following the harsh reviews of his Spring 2012 debut. “The only thing more painful than witnessing the dress was watching the model pitch down the runway in shoes so ill-fitting that her spike heels were bending at angles,” wrote Christina Binkley of the Wall Street Journal. Fashion’s biggest force, Anna Wintour, simply chose not to comment on his creations. “Ask someone else,” she said.
Since his Fall 2012 followup, West has fared better: his Cruel Summer stilettos with Giuseppe Zanotti and Air Yeezy sneakers with Nike are staples in the trendiest of wardrobes, while his collaboration with A.P.C. sold out instantly. Plus, reports of his return to the runway were fueled when he retreated to Milan as an apprentice to Nicola Formichetti and other designers earlier this year.
With two seasons under his belt, up to three more before he’s content with his work, and no confirmation of his line’s return, we’re reduced to asking, “Where are you, Yeezy?”