The creator of New York Fashion Week is sick of Kanye West and his bad attitude!
NYFW’s Fern Mallis says she’s over Kanye’s ego and the fact he is always pushing his agenda.
While most attendees at New York Fashion Week were clamoring to get as close to Kanye West as possible at Jeremy Scott’s fashion show, there was one person in the front row who couldn’t get far away enough!
NYFW creator, Fern Mallis, today revealed how she really feels about the rapper-turned-designer, saying, “I’m kind of over Kanye, I mean, I’m not a fan of his music, and the attitude and the agenda is not my style.” [via Life & Style]
Earlier this week, noted fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone said Kanye is a “joke” as a designer: “I’m not into his fashion thing. I think he’s fine as a rapper. I think he’s a joke as a fashion designer. I mean, it’s not, he’s not legit.” Back in August, Kelly said Kim and Kanye were both a joke and no one in high fashion took them seriously.
Before that Anna Wintour called the couple “tasteless” and insiders at Paris Fashion Week called the couple “fashion flu”.
And Kendall Jenner, Kim’s sister, is reportedly still being bullied by the other models at Fashion Week. Two girls made mean comments on an unflattering Instagram photo of Kendall and the comments have since gone viral (one girl apologised and one stood by the comments).
In other news, famed stylist Phillip Bloch confirms there is fashion snobbery this year. Reality stars such as Real Housewife Porsha Williams have been banned from the front row of some high fashion shows. With those seats being reserved for A-listers and ingenues.
Update 20 Feb: Kanye responded to Fern. He ranted on Twitter:
To Fern Mallis: I just want you to understand that attempting to do clothing has been very difficult and I have encountered countless amounts of bigotry along the way.
I have millions of ideas and I represent a new generation just trying to express themselves in a broken world. I don’t call myself a designer as I was not allowed to go to Saint Martins because I was too famous by the time I realized I wanted to design.
Fame is often looked down upon in the design world, so it’s actually been something I had to overcome. All we have are our dreams, and you can step on our dreams and ideas all you want, but we won’t stop fighting. We want to innovate and we will win someday.
If you wanna have a drink with me, book a table at the spotted pig when I’m back in NY.