Kanye West slates Paris fashion show

AP News
Posted: Sep 23, 2011 12:30 PM
Kanye West slates Paris fashion show

Front-row regular Kanye West will be seeing Paris Fashion Week from a different vantage point next week: He'll be backstage.

The media has been invited to cover the Kanye West Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show on Oct. 1.

West is a well-known fan of fashion, attending the Burberry runway show in London last weekend, and developing a close friendship with designer Tory Burch.

The debut of the music star's own collection has been rumored for months.

The buzz also had him collaborating with Louise Wilson, a fashion professor at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London. But Wilson said Friday she's "had absolutely nothing to do with his collection at any time." She did say however that West visited the school twice and contributed to a fundraising campaign.