It appears that not even Kanye West is willing to cause a rift between himself and the CFDA. After a statement was released by the council, calling out West’s “bad behaviour” for producing his show without consulting them and thus causing a clash with Marchesa, he has decided to change the time of his Yeezy Season 5 show.
Having to schedule the mammoth task that is New York Fashion Week, the president and CEO of the CFDA Steven Kolb has now come forward explaining the current situation. “Kanye called me personally to let me know that he had no intention of showing on top of another designer, and was unaware that there was a conflict. He explained that once he realised Marchesa was in the time slot, he immediately looked at alternative options. The CFDA appreciates Kanye's outreach and effort, and we look forward to working with him far in advance to integrate Yeezy into the schedule in seasons to come.”
Starting two hours earlier than planned, the Yeezy Season 5 will now start at 3pm instead of the original 5pm. The fashion industry can yet again breath another sigh of relief.