America’s Next Top Model judge and fashion maven Kelly Cutrone is known for her cutthroat honesty, and now she’s speaking out against Kanye West and his self-proclaimed influence in the fashion industry.
‘I don’t think there’s one person who really works in the fashion industry who gives a flying f*** about Kanye West,’ the candid PR maven-turned-reality TV star told the New York Daily News.
She had some harsh words about ‘Ye’s wife Kim as well:
‘[Kim Kardashian] is not doing anything fresh in fashion either. . . She’s not getting into the nitty-gritty, super avant-garde players. She’s not even wearing [Vivienne] Westwood yet.’
It didn’t stop there, she continued:
“I think they have no influence in the fashion world whatsoever,” she said. “I mean, most people who watch the Kardashians’ (reality show) can’t afford Givenchy. I don’t mean to be mean,” she said. “Are (counterfeiters) on Canal St. benefiting from it? Probably, but that’s not the fashion world.”
She even takes a slight jab at Givenchy, saying it’s a long-established brand that Audrey Hepburn wore in 1961.
“There’s a movie called ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’ Givenchy is a good brand, but is it cutting edge? No,” she said. “It’s a gazillion-year-old luxury brand from Europe.”
It’s not all bad though. Kelly does give credit where credit is due.
Do you agree with Ms. Cutrone’s sentiments? Americas Next Top Model returns for a new season August 18th on The CW.