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Watch: Does Kanye West Belong at Fashion Week? [theFashionDish]

In our season opener of theFashionDish, there was one topic on everyone’s lips: Kanye West’s dramatic takeover of New York Fashion Week. Whether presenting his collection for Adidas Originals or sitting front row at Alexander Wang with wife Kim Kardashian and baby North West, West’s presence was nothing short of a media circus. Many fashion insiders were unimpressed, including Fern Mallis, who told the New York Post that his “agenda is not my style.” In fact, Mallis’ comments went viral on the very day we taped this episode, proof positive of West’s polarizing love-him-or-hate-him popularity. Watch above as Mallis and the rest of our experts discuss West’s industry credibility — and find out which important American designer the rapper allegedly asked to design his collection.

About theFashionDish, Season Three

On the final evening of New York Fashion Week Fall 2015, we brought together seven incredible, outspoken industry insiders for our third season of theFashionDish. Hosted by Robert Verdi, watch in the coming weeks as our Dishers debate a number of thought-provoking and often controversial topics, including size diversity on the runways, Instamodels and the theater of fashion.

About the experts: