Kanye West and his new flame are Shayk-ing up the style world.
On Wednesday, Page Six confirmed that the rapper-turned-designer, 44, and Russian supermodel Irina Shayk, 35, are dating — and while the news of their budding romance might come as a surprise to some, the pair forged a bond in the fashion industry a decade ago.
In 2010, a then-up-and-coming Shayk scored a cameo in West’s music video for “Power” and a shoutout in his song “Christian Dior Denim Flow.” Shortly after, she was cast in his Fall 2012 runway show at Paris Fashion Week.
At the time, the musician was designing under his Kanye West label; he wouldn’t debut his first Yeezy collection until 2015.
Shayk strutted her stuff on the catwalk, clad in a clingy velvet devoré dress, strappy gladiator-style boots and an oversized black leather coat, along with dramatic, smoky eye makeup.
Incidentally, Kim Kardashian — who at the time had just started dating the rapper, but would go on to become West’s wife and the mother of his children — was sitting front row at the same show, decked out in his designs.