Guest lists were tighter than ever at this year’s Paris Fashion Week. Part-time designer Kanye West was reportedly denied entry at several high profile shows this past week in France.
West, who previously partnered with Nike and Louis Vuitton to design his own shoes attended runway shows for Valentino, Givenchy and Vivienne Westwood, however the rapper was unwelcome at events for Alexander McQueen, Balmain and shockingly Louis Vuitton. He was refused at the doors after he showed up uninvited.
The NYPost reports that the trendsetter was denied entry at all three fashion shows.
“A rep for Balmain show organizer KCD explained to Page Six, “Mr. West requested to attend and we let him know we would not be able to accommodate him. He chose to come to the door anyway and we kindly let him know we could not accommodate him.”
“On Tuesday, West tried to get into the McQueen show. “He did not make a request to attend, but he came uninvited,” said the rep for KCD, which also ran the McQueen show. West was eventually let in through a side entrance by “venue management, not through the front door,” snipped the rep.
“Sources said organizers are tired of celebrities showing up uninvited and expecting VIP treatment. The KCD rep told us, “Kanye has been a welcome guest at several events that KCD has managed over the years. Several designers chose to have smaller shows this season and therefore chose to not invite celebs in order to accommodate press and buyers.” West’s rep didn’t get back to us.”