Is Kanye West’s Fashion Career Over?

Kanye West has been the root of anger lately in the fashion industry, but is it really all over for him?

Supreme creative director Tremaine Emory wrote on Instagram, “You’re just an insecure narcissist that’s dying for validation from the fashion world.” 

On Monday, Kanye held a controversial impromptu YZYSZN9 show. This took place off-schedule during Paris Fashion Week in a warehouse where Ye displayed his new collection. It featured a t-shirt that has since gone on to dictate much of the gossip in the fashion industry. The t-shirt featured “White Live Matter” on the back, with a picture of Pope John Paul II on the front alongside the words “Seguiremos tu ejemplo” (translating to “We will follow your example”). The tee has gone on to cause a media uprising. Since this slogan was used by white supremacist groups, it led audience members and editors alike to leave the event when it was shown. 

The fashion world is divided as to how the future looks for “Ye.” “It’s a wrap. People were disgusted and outraged,” one fashion insider told Page Six.

Another one thinks, “If you have money, you’ll never be canceled.”

The main thing that most people agree on is that this show infuriated people who attended it. Vogue editor Gabriel Karefa-Johnson called the design “indefensible behavior.” 

This remake caused Kanye to attack her style on social media, which angered fashion types, including Gigi Hadid, Supreme creative director Tremaine Emory, and the fashion icon itself, Vogue. 

A fashion insider that attended the show pointed out that the overwhelming response to Kanye’s bullying of Gabriel Karefa-Johnson is proof that the fashion crowd has already moved on from West. 

“Gabby is pretty great, so people are coalescing around his comments about her. No one’s really talking about the t-shirt anymore,” they said. 

Vogue came to Karefa-Johnson’s defense by posting a statement saying she “was personally targeted and bullied. It is unacceptable…in a private meeting with Ye [on Tuesday] she once again spoke her truth in a way she felt best, on her terms.” 

After all of this chaos taking place, it seems like Kanye has moved on too. He’s back to picking fights with the Kardashians and thinking about actors to play him in biopics.


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