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Kanye West went to the Maison Martin Margiela Fall/Winter 2013 runway show in Paris last night, wearing a red ski-mask that seemed to serve less for form and more for function. With temperatures in Paris dropping as much as they are on the Eastern Coast of the US, one could understand such a mask – but to the critics who are used to seeing Yeezy dressed to the nines, this was a bit out of character.

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On the other hand, fans of Kanye may remember that he was decked out in a Maison Martin Margiela jeweled mask for his concert at REVEL in Atlantic City late last year. Later in the show, he donned an all white, feathered mask that people nicknamed the “KanYeti.” Kanye was masked for more time than he wasn’t; so could this be the new trend? 

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We aren’t sure how much thought Kanye has put into making 2013 the “Year of the Mask,” however we managed to put together a few brands that featured masks come down their runway in the past that may be good for not only Kanye, but for the forward-thinking fashionista as well. Have a look at the gallery above and tell us what you think!

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