It's official: Kanye West will show during Paris Fashion Week this season.
Vogue UK confirmed last night that the rapper is indeed showing--and that he's tapped designer talent Katie Eary to be one of the top creatives at the label. Eary, who has won critical acclaim for her menswear, added womenswear to her label in September 2010--which means the line she is working on with Kanye is just as likely to be menswear as it is to be womenswear (or both). The magazine goes on to say that, "sources told us this morning that the rapper had originally planned to showcase his collection as part of the New York schedule, but has postponed the event until the final week of fashion month." So that explains all those conflicting rumors!
And while Vogue UK seems to have it on pretty good authority (and is, no doubt, a trusted source), West has yet to make a comment on the matter, and no date for the show has been set. Still, with this many rumors swirling around, our bet is this one is for real.
UPDATE: We just got a peak at a real actual invite to Kanye's first show. Karla Otto is doing his PR--and that means this thing is legit.