Vogue and Balenciaga cut ties with Kanye West and say they have no plans to work with him again
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Vogue's editor-in-chief has had enough of controversial rapper Kanye West and has cut him from her inner circle.
An insider spoke to Page Six to confirm the fashion figurehead has reached her wits' end with West, 45, in the wake of his anti-Semitic comments in recent weeks,
"Anna has had enough," an insider told Page Six.
"She has made it very clear inside Vogue that Kanye is no longer part of the inner circle."
Vogue's head honcho has had a long relationship with rapper-turned-designer West.
Kanye West decision to wear a “White Lives Matter” shirt is disgusting, dangerous, and irresponsible. Some of y’all will rush to defend him. You should ask yourselves why… pic.twitter.com/YT4a6c9tKI— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) October 3, 2022
West, who now prefers to be called 'Ye', was first invited to fashion's night-of-nights the Met Gala in 2009.
The fashion bible also featured West and his now-ex-wife Kim Kardashian on its cover in 2014 following the couple's extravagant Italian wedding.
Although West has been cut from Wintour's inner circle, it remains unclear what that will entail.
It could mean Vogue will not share images of his Yeezy fashion shows, and it definitely stands to reason that West's Met Gala invite will permanently be 'lost in the mail'.
Vogue's decision to blacklist West comes after fashion house Balenciaga confirmed that it will no longer work with West.
The French fashion house announced on October 21 that it has cut ties with the rapper in the wake of his 'White Lives Matter' T-shirts and his anti-Semitic comments.
Speaking to fashion website Women's Wear Daily (WWD), Balenciaga's parent company Kering confirmed that it has severed ties with the controversial artist.
"Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist," Kering said in a response to a query from WWD.
It did not elaborate further.
The fallout continues for the Donda rapper after he unveiled the 'White Lives Matter' shirts at the show for season nine of his Yeezy clothing line.
Ye, several models, and right-wing commentator Candace Owens all wore the controversial long-sleeved shirts with the Pope on the front and 'White Lives Matter' written across the back.
Following the fashion fracas, West admitted that his comments against Jewish people were racist in an interview with Piers Morgan.
Appearing on Piers Morgan Uncensored on October 19, a clip of the interview where Kanye West addressed his comments about Jewish people was shared online.
The rapper had previously said he would go 'death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE' on Twitter, a move which got him banned from the social media site.
He'd also been kicked off Instagram for saying: "Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me."
At first in the interview, the rapper stood by his comments when asked whether he regretted saying what he did about Jewish people.
Kanye said: "No, absolutely not. Absolutely not. Absolutely not."
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