Welcome to the… Kanye West Annie Leibovitz feud?
According to Page Six, Kanye West joined the Cannes Lions panel where he called out fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz for backing out at the last minute to shoot his and Kim Kardashian‘s wedding. According to West, after Leibovitz, who shot the couple’s Vogue cover, notified them the day before the wedding that she wasn’t doing it, Yeezy had to get creative. “Let me tell you something about that kiss photo that my girl put up,” he said. “This was pissing my girl off during the honeymoon, she was exhausted because we worked on the photo so much because Annie Leibovitz pulled out right before the wedding. I think that she was, like, scared of the idea of celebrity.”
Now, what Kanye is saying, is that he pretty much photoshopped the image, but for good reasoning. “Because Annie pulled out, I was like, ‘Okay, I still want my wedding photos to look like Annie Leibovitz,’ and we sat there and worked on that photo for, like, four days because the flowers were off-color,” he continued. “Can you imagine telling someone who wants to just Instagram a photo, who’s the No. 1 person on Instagram, ‘We need to work on the color of the flower wall,’ or the idea that it’s a Givenchy dress, and it’s not about the name Givenchy, it’s about the talent that is Riccardo Tisci — and how important Kim is to the Internet.”
We think that means that he didn’t want Kim’s dress to look anything less than perfect, because of her huge following, but we’re not completely sure about that one…
What we are sure of, is that Kanye West loves fashion. LOVES it. “Fashion is so important because they are trained thinkers of taste. The reason I have been trying to build relationships in that world is that … celebrity is the highest form of communication, we are like walking networks or TV shows or brands. You don’t think good taste, and I think bad taste is vulgar — it’s like cursing. I believe the world can be saved by design because, what is the most vulgar thing someone could do? Kill someone, so good taste is the opposite of that.”