October 31 – November 6: Kanye West Catches Flack For Wearing Skirt
But Ariel Kaiser, Yahoo! Shine wardrobe stylist and lifestyle blogger, doesn't think Kanye's style choice is a big deal."I don't think he looks like a woman," Kasier said. "He wasn't wearing a pink … He wasn't wearing a dress with heels. He was wearing something reminiscent of ancient warrior clothing."
Kanye's thigh-length, black leather skirt is from the Paris designer Givenchy's Spring Summer 2012 men's collection.
Kaiser, who describes Kanye's kilt as cool, said the United States is bit more conservative when it comes to this particular men's item. "There are men all over the world who wear skirts. It's very big in eastern culture. It's not like a western thing obviously, but it happens."
Kaiser's ancient warrior correlation also makes sense. On Kanye's song "Monster," he raps about being a pharaoh. His moving portrait video for "Power" took its cues from Greek mythology, and he often wears clothing and jewelry with similar images.
Even Backstreet boy Kevin Richardson, wore a skit when appearing on the VH! Special "Men Strike Back" in 2000.