Jeremy Scott

At Made LA, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa make the traditional runway show disappear in a puff of smoke

At Made LA, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa make the traditional runway show disappear in a puff of smoke

A pair of fashion shows staged in downtown Los Angeles Saturday — one featuring Snoop Dogg and the other Wiz Khalifa and the Taylor Gang — prompted some metaphysical soul-searching on the true purpose of runway shows and music videos and the power of celebrity branding. And that had nothing to do with the copious clouds of cannabis wafting through the venue.

The two shows anchored the second day of Made LA, a two-day art, fashion and music event created by WME/IMG that filled L.A. Live’s Event Deck, the roof of the parking structure located between Staples Center and the 110 Freeway in downtown L.A., with a runway- and performance-ready tented space and a cluster of pop-up retail...

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