The model, who was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, said that modeling was something that was never on her mind.
Born in a Kenyan refugee camp and now a United States citizen, her appearance in such a high-profile show will propel her into a much bigger league than did the headlines she first made previous year - when she became the first woman to compete in a Miss Minnesota beauty pageant in a hijab. Rather, the rapper-cum-designer presented Americana staples - camo, shearling jackets, faded high-waist denim - alongside some incredible athleisurewear-slash-merch.
'This is the reality of fur for fashion - it's so sad, ' she added, along with a graphic video of rabbits being slaughtered for their coats.
The source confirms that Kanye's wife, 36-year-old Kim Kardashian West, will be in attendance at the Yeezy Season 5 show, as well as her younger sisters, 21-year-old Kendall and 19-year-old Kylie Jenner. Instead, there was just a bitof a fashion industry fuss among New York Fashion Week organizers, with West booted from the official schedule due to "bad behavior".
The raven-haired beauty publicly credited the "Famous" hitmaker on Twitter, she wrote: "So proud of my baby for his incredible show today!"
As fashion week comes to a close, Kanye West has yet another Yeezy Season on the books. "This is a great platform to show the world who I am... just because I've never seen a woman wearing a burkini [in a pageant] it doesn't mean I don't have to be the first".
Trainer-heads have been speculating for months about the Yeezy range's new "runner shape" shoe - a traditional spongy design that looks more 1990s gym than the brand's more famous Star Wars-esque designs - which appeared here in black and burgundy.