LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Chanel Iman (photos below) and Kanye West are reportedly dating claims a new report. Chanel Iman modeled for Kanye West’s new collection recently; but then the two stepped out as a couple during fashion week claim reports. Chanel Iman and Kanye West have been allegedly spotted together more friendly since June of this year; but reports today claim that the two are dating.
West’s collection featured models Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Abbey Lee and Iman. But Chanel Iman and Kanye West then reportedly sat together at the Givenchy Show and later were spotted cozy at the after-party. In pictures from the occasion, West and Iman were embraced with his head on her shoulder. The two posed for news photographs together.
Chanel Iman and Kanye West recently made news appearing together at the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards last June in New York City; there West had his arm around her waist. Chanel Iman recently made news appearing on one of four covers for ELLE’s September 20 edition along with Victoria’s Secret girls Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima and Miranda Kerr.
Iman also joined Kanye West recently for the Vogue Sally Singer party to celebrate J Brand and Hussein Chalayan. Also at the party was Amber Rose, West’s ex girlfriend. Rose recently told news that reports she had reunited with Kanye West are false. “Just wanna shut this rumor down. I did not meet with my ex nor would I ever cheat on Wiz. I love him more than anything in this world.” She added “Miserable people never want to see happy people in love. Wiz and I will never let any media outlet and their stupid rumors come between us.”
West and Iman have yet to comment about the report today. Reports about Iman and West, however, date back to 2009.
Iman, whose real name is Chanel Iman Robinson, was raised in local Culver City. After a recent split with Amber Rose, Kanye West attended Men.Style.Com’s “Women in Fashion” party in June 2009 with Iman, LALATE reported at the time. The NYPost claimed then “They were very chatty and laughed with each other as they nibbled on an order of fries.”
Months earlier, Tyra Banks had invited Iman and her mother onto her then show the Tyra Banks Show. Iman told news in February that year, ironically, that the fashion world needs to stop paying so much attention to celebrities who want to be designers.
“I want to do different things in my life, not just modeling. I would love to design for a big fashion house, like Pharrell did for Louis Vuitton. Stop giving all the opportunities to celebrities! I’m in the fashion industry, I have some great ideas, and I’d like to share them.”