Vogue is the latest organization to publicly distance itself from Kanye West
A Vogue spokesperson told Page Six exclusively on Friday that neither the magazine nor its editor-in-chief Anna Wintour intends to work with Kanye West again after his anti-Semitic rants and support for the White Lives Matter cause.
Wintour, 72, has had a long and close relationship with the rapper-turned-designer, 45. She first invited him to her annual Met Gala in 2009 before featuring him and now-ex-wife Kim Kardashian on the cover in 2014 after their wedding.
Just last month, Wintour modeled the Yeezy founder’s new sunglasses line in press images sent out to promote the shades — even after he publicly bullied Kardashian online about their children.
But on Friday, sources told us the fashion royal is finally ready to cut the Grammy winner loose after he made a series of stunning threats against Jewish people, and then aggressively doubled down on them after he was given the opportunity to apologize.
“Anna has had enough,” an insider told us, adding, “She has made it very clear inside Vogue that Kanye is no longer part of the inner circle.”
It’s unclear exactly what that will mean in practice — whether, for example, Vogue’s website will just not carry images from his fashion shows — but at the very least, it seems as if he’ll no longer be welcome at the Met Gala and that he won’t be featured on the magazine’s cover again.
Also on Friday, haute couture fashion house Balenciaga said that it will no longer work with West.
Vogue is cutting ties with Kanye West. This is coming after Adidas and Balenciaga have just cut ties with him.
Personally, I hate to see Kanye go this way. An Artiste I love so much!
— FS Yusuf (@FS_Yusuf_) October 22, 2022
Vogue also won’t work with Kanye West. 100% karma in his direction.
— Libby Shaw (@lizsydneycomms) October 22, 2022
— KidJumper (@felicia_kid) October 22, 2022
Vogue is no longer that influential. I haven’t purchased one in years. There is no point in them taking a position when nobody cares what Wintour thinks. Vogue shit stirring is just to seek relevance. I don’t agree with Kanye all the time, but this cancel culture stuff is lame. https://t.co/ApvUyteZqn
— HRH ? SeaGlass PhD (@MARS0411) October 22, 2022
With Vogue, Balenciaga and the rest of the fashion world turning its backs on Kanye, how long before he calls on us blacks to help him in his new fight ? will he be giving away free “white lives matter T-shirts”
— Dionne A (@Dionne_BossC) October 22, 2022
Kanye trying to get himself blackballed on purpose or somethin? Balenciaga and Vogue just cut all ties linked to him ??♀️?
— MzRamos (@Prettywoman721_) October 22, 2022
Everyone one is dumping Kanye West. Vogue Balenciaga said that it will no longer work with https://t.co/Z92lVkGcAL’s about time. Racism antisemitism know need for that in our world. ???
— Gizewskidavid (@gizewskidavid) October 22, 2022