Kanye West is no stranger to controversy. In a last-minute Paris Fashion Week stunt, West pulled out all the stops at his YZY season 9 show in Paris on Monday (Oct. 3) to showcase his latest collection. But the only thing that stood out to thousands of viewers were West and his models wearing “White Lives Matter” apparel in an inflammatory statement that has earned an incredible amount of backlash from just about every corner of the Internet.
Although Gap still plans to complete the projects which are already in production, an email sent out Thursday by Gap CEO Mark Breitbard has confirmed that their partnership with the famous rapper and designer, Kanye West has effectively ended. “While we share a vision of bringing high-quality, trend-forward, utilitarian design to all people through unique omni experiences with Yeezy Gap, how we work together to deliver this vision is not aligned,” Breitbard wrote.
Hip hop’s fashionable star has been seen sporting Nike’s new Air Yeezy 2 sneakers before they went on sale to the general masses. Designed by Kanye, online auction bids have escalated up to $80,000! They go on sale officially this Saturday but that hasn’t stopped eager hypebeasts from camping out for the shoes for more […]