The parent company states that the fashion brand now has "no ties to or plans for future projects related to this artist".

Balenciaga has officially broken up with Kanye West after the rapper made anti-Semitic and offensive comments.

Following its third-quarter earnings report on Thursday, the fashion brand's parent company, Kering, said in a statement to WWD: "Balenciaga no longer has any ties to or plans for future projects related to this artist."

Balenciaga began to distance himself from the West after his controversial appearance on the Drink Champs podcast, which launched last week, where he falsely claimed that George Floyd was not murdered, but was killed by fentanyl and even more so Jewish.

Contrasting comments were made. On October 17, the fashion giant released a statement saying that West's runway look from Balenciaga's Spring 2023 show at Paris Fashion Week had been removed from the Vogue runway, as well as from the website Balenciaga.

Additionally, Balenciaga said it has removed a section from its website dedicated to three Yeezy Gap collaborations engineered by Balenciaga, which launched earlier this year.

With the Balenciaga breakup, West has lost one of his closest and longest-serving allies in the luxury fashion world. Due to West's long-standing relationship with the fashion house's creative director, Demna Gvasalia,

the two have been linked to each other over the years, circa 2014, when Westments, the brand Demna, along with her brother, Guram Gvasalia. established, made its place in the world. of fashion.

In 2015, the Gvasalia brothers consulted with West regarding their Yeezy Season 1 line, and by the end of the year, Demna was chosen to head Balenciaga.