“It’s funny to be considered such a controversial figure. Because all I do is prepare a piece for the audience.” Yeh said on the eve of a show, when it came to it , as it turns out, damn controversial.
Has him ‘White Lives Matter’ T-shirts, one of which he wore with Candace Owens – these are sure to spark a huge controversy. Then there’s his professional boxer challenging the biggest heavyweights in Paris’ luxury elite: “I want to make it clear to you that Bernard Arnault is my new Drake.” After the show, Cathy Horyn asked him if he would make a deal with Arnault, Ye said: “No, absolutely not. Well, why should I do a deal? I
run culture!” Alexandre Arnault, who was in the house, kept a Vice poker face. After I (hey, haven’t slept since London Fashion Week) asked if this would bring conflict to Demna, Ye of course pointed out that Balenciaga is a Kering brand, adding: “With Pinault, it’s family. Yes. Got Arnault…my man was taken away. Yeezy 1 has more views than Chanel after my first series ;s I met with Bernard and he offered me Kanye’s deal West. Three months later, he cancelled the deal.”
anything else? Well, Ye seems to be downplaying Moncler’s Remo Ruffini for “speaking condescendingly to me”. Gap has more pop music. He was in The New York Times
‘s Vanessa Friedman quoted Demna in an article last July suggesting their collaboration on the original Yeezy Gap with Balenciaga was over. It’s a show with more beef than Argentina and Texas combined. It’s more controversial than Prince. “You can’t control me. It’s an uncontrollable situation,” Ye said in a six-minute pre-show speech that asked not to be judged for being late (that’s what his show is, but hey, it’s very attractive).