Kanye Chose New York Fashion Week Over The Grammys

Fashion Week has officially taken over our lives, and it looks like it’s taken over the life of our favorite dapper rapper, too. Kanye was spotted around the tents and assorted other fashionable locales this weekend, but there is one place he wasn’t: the Grammys.

But what about his super amazing 5-star album? The one that had that awesome video? How did that not get nominated? Well, it wasn’t eligible for this year’s Grammys because it was released in November, and the eligibility cutoff for the 2010 awards is September (dumb, we agree). So it wasn’t that Kanye was snubbing the awards because they snubbed him. (In fact, “Power” was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance since it was released in July.)

Though it’s odd he missed out on what many consider music’s biggest night, maybe the scales have finally tipped in the favor of fashion? It breaks his heart, after all! Kanye sat front row at the Alexander Wang and Band of Outsiders shows on Saturday, which seems pretty in tune with his cool dude aesthetic. Our very own EIC Verena ran into Yeezy on Sunday — they apparently just missed each other at Tory Burch.

But Kanye is no stranger to Fashion Week. Among the shows he attended last season were Phillip Lim (who outfitted his “Runaway” video) and Jeremy Scott. Let’s hope he makes some repeat appearances, since we also have tickets to Scott’s show on Wednesday. Anyway, the way we see it, fashion FTW!

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