Kanye West recently took his new “wife,” Bianca Censori, out shopping at Balenciaga, which is still recovering from its recent controversy. The brand was heavily criticized for its ad campaign, which featured what many have called bondage-clothed teddy bears.
Balenciaga officially cut ties with West late last year after his Anti-Semitism and “White Lives Matter” controversy. Before they ended ties, the rapper had a close relationship with the label and collaborated with Demna, its creative director.
West secretly married Censori earlier in January, but they’re yet to file a marriage certificate and make their union legal. The rapper also recently took his eldest daughter, North, out for dinner at Nobu with him and Censori.
Read on to find out more.
Kanye West And Bianca Censori Went Shopping At Balenciaga
West and Censori were recently photographed shopping at a Balenciaga store in Beverly Hills. Per photos shared via Page Six, the rapper dressed in his usual all-black ensemble, with huge black boots to accessorize.
His new “wife,” Censori, took the more colorful route as she had on an oversized, fluffy-looking, yellow coat, along with black thigh-high boots.
The rapper and the fashion brand Balenciaga have been at the center of controversies in recent months, with West being canceled for his anti-Semitic statements on Twitter. He was also heavily criticized for his “White Lives Matter” shirt designs.
Balenciaga, on the other hand, got into hot water for their ad campaign showing children with teddy bears dressed in BDSM-inspired outfits. Another set of ads featured multiple court documents concerning child pornography laws in America. The famous fashion brand and its creative director, Demna, have since apologized for the controversial ads.
The brand’s apology statement read, “We would like to address the controversies surrounding our recent ad campaigns. We strongly condemn child abuse; it was never our intent to include it in our narrative. The two separate ad campaigns in question reflect a series of grievous errors for which Balenciaga takes responsibility.”
Balenciaga Cut Ties With Kanye West Last Year
Ironically, Balenciaga officially ended their relationship with West after his Anti-Semitic controversy. Before then, the “Good Morning” rapper worked closely with the label and had even collaborated with Demna multiple times. They both worked on the Yeezy Gap clothing collection and designed several outfits for West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
Just days before the brand cut ties with West, he made his runway debut at their Paris Fashion Week show. Despite severing their link with him, West doesn’t seem to mind patronizing the brand with his wife, Censori. In contrast, Kardashian has paused her relationship with the brand after being heavily criticized by fans for keeping quiet during the scandal.
He Married Bianca Censori Earlier In January
West married Censori earlier this month in a secret and non-legal ceremony. According to Censori’s LinkedIn profile, she’s worked for West’s company, Yeezy, as an architectural designer, for several years. The new couple reportedly exchanged rings for their ceremony but are yet to file a marriage certificate to make their union legally binding.
The day the news broke of their marriage, West and Censori were spotted arriving together at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Beverly Hills. They’ve also been spotted on several outings together since they got married. West has famously taken the women he’s been involved with on lavish shopping sprees, such as the five Birkin bags he gifted Julia Fox and her friends.
The Kardashians Are Worried About The Marriage
A source recently revealed to Page Six that the Kardashians are extremely concerned about West and Censori’s surprise wedding. The source said, “The family isn’t taking this as a marriage yet. They aren’t sure if it is a PR stunt. They are waiting to see if he files for papers. They are nervous because if it’s real, she would be in the children’s life.”
West and Kim officially finalized their divorce in 2022 after being married for over seven years with four kids. The reality star and her family are reportedly worried about how Censori’s new presence would affect their kids. Despite their concerns, West recently took his eldest daughter, North, out for dinner at Nobu with Censori.