Balenciaga has officially severed relations with artist Kanye West as a result of his abusive and antisemitic comments. 

Balenciaga’s parent firm Kering informed WWD in a statement following the release of its third-quarter results report on Thursday.

Following his contentious participation on the podcast Drink Champs, which was broadcast last week, when he erroneously asserted.

George Floyd wasn’t murdered but rather died from fentanyl and made even more antisemitic slurs, Balenciaga started to distance itself from West. 

West’s runway appearance during the Balenciaga Spring 2023 show during Paris Fashion Week was reportedly removed from both the Balenciaga website and Vogue Runway on October 17. 

A section on its website devoted to the three Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga collaborations, which debuted earlier this year, has also been deleted, according to Balenciaga.  

Additionally, other internet stores no longer carried such things. West has lost one of his longest and closest business colleagues in the high-end fashion industry with the breakup of Balenciaga.  

Since approximately 2014, when Vestments, the business that Demna and his brother, Guram Gvasalia, created, achieved a breakthrough in the fashion sector.

The Gvaslia brothers assisted West with his Yeezy Season 1 collection in 2015, and by the year’s conclusion, Demna had been chosen to lead Balenciaga.  

As previously reported by The New York Times, West and Demna’s romance became significantly more stable in 2019.