“I don’t think there’s one person who really works in the fashion industry who gives a flying f—k about Kanye West,” Kelly tells the New York Daily News.
And if you think that’s all Kelly had to say about the famous duo, think again. Not only does the 48-year-old think Kanye is irrelevant, but the same can be said about Kim — who rocked the Vogue cover this year with her rapper husband — and her Givenchy-clad booty as well.
“I think they have no influence in the fashion world whatsoever,” she continued. “I mean, most people who watch [Keeping Up With the Kardashians] can’t afford Givenchy. I don’t mean to be mean. Are [counterfeiters] on Canal St. benefitting from it? Probably, but that’s not the fashion world.”
While Kelly isn’t giving Kim or Kanye any fashion industry credit, she does admit that the power couple has at least some cultural impact. “Have Kim and Kanye had an impact on pop culture? Absolutely,” Kelly admitted. “Do I think that [Vogue editor-at-large] Hamish Bowles wakes up in the morning, calls [former Vogue editor-at-large] Andre Leon Talley and says, ‘Did you see those pants that Kanye was rocking on SNL?’ No.”
Dang, girl! If you love Kelly’s sass, don’t miss her on Cycle 21 of America’s Next Top Model when it kicks off September 18 on The CW!