It is being reported by Rolling Stone that Balenciaga no longer wants any business relationship with billionaire Kanye West.
Following the publication of its third-quarter results on Thursday, parent company Kering said the French fashion house would no longer be working on projects with the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, due to his recent interviews and rants on social media.
“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.
Ye opened Balenciaga’s summer 2023 show, held in a mud pit during Paris Fashion Week, wearing what looked like battle gear, including a branded mouthguard shielding his teeth. The image has been removed from Balenciaga’s web site.
Balenciaga has made no public comment about its ties with Ye, but numerous outlets have reported that the company has severed his services.