Couple join fashion crowd in Paris

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been mixing with fashion’s finest during their trip to Paris.

The couple, who have reportedly been checking out wedding venues in the city, joined a host of stars for a meal hosted by designer Azzedine Alaïa yesterday.

Dinner at Mr. Alaia’s @pedroalmodovar @azzedinealaia @afefjay,’ Kim, 33, posted on Instagram with a snap from the occasion.

The luncheon was thrown to celebrate the birthday of Franca Sozzani, editor of Vogue Italia, and was attended by several other big names, including Colin Firth‘s wife Livia, film director Pedro Almodóvar and designer Riccardo Tisci.

Kim looked elegant in a simple black top while Kanye, 36, was snapped giving an uncharacteristically large smile.

The relaxed dinner is a world away from Kanye’s recent confessions about his past.

The rapper has admitted that he struggled to cope after he was slammed for interrupting Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV VMAs, where he famously invaded the stage to argue that Beyoncé Knowles should have scooped the Best Female Video award instead.

‘[I turned to] God, sex, and alcohol… a lot of sex,’ Kanye tells Interview Magazine.

‘Well, I don’t have an addictive personality, so that means that I can lean on what might be someone else’s vice just enough to make it through to the next day.

‘You know, just enough religion, a half-cup of alcohol with some ice in it and a nice chaser, and then … a lot of sex. And then I’d make it to the next week.’

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Anna Francis