Kim Kardashian has made a million bajillion dollars being Kim Kardashian, but it seems she has designs on one of fashion’s coveted high culture pedestals, and she’s willing to stalk Sarah Jessica Parker to get it.
SJP has had the fashion approval stamp since Sex and the City, which is a little odd because Parker is an actress and Carrie is just a character she played. But still, since the SatC days SJP has had fashion’s love, and Kardashian wants it, so according to Radar Online she’s hired SJP’s publicist and has designs on the rest of her beauty and fashion team.
“Kim wants to be seen as sophisticated, as high-end and fashion, not the girl who made a sex tape and is famous for being famous,” an unnamed publicist said. “She is trying to buy her reinvention by employing SJP’s team.” The nameless source maintains that Kardashian is looking to hire SJP’s stylist, hairdresser, and makeup artist, too.
Is Sarah Jessica Parker really a good role model for Kardashian? While we can certainly understand wanting Anna Wintour‘s seal of approval, and Kanye West definitely seems to want that, we’re not sure it’s worth the effort for Kim. Can she become a fashion socialite without just turning into another Olivia Palermo? But if she does want to be Capital-F Fashion, there are some things we think might help.
1. Dress weird and not sexy.
The weird couture Givenchy dress she wore to the Met Gala while massively pregnant was a step in the right direction – while we liked the dress a lot better before we saw that it had a pubic-high slit covered in upholstery studs, the high neck and allover print were surprising. Looking weird and directional is more Fashion than looking sexy.
2. Get Karl on Board.
Kim’s got Carine Roitfeld in her corner, but Anna Wintour remains frosty. If Kim can get Karl Lagerfeld behind her, she’s got a shot. The Kaiser loves beautiful women and seems to have a weakness for adorable babies and cats. Kim already has natural beauty on her side. If she uses North West and Choupette to her advantage, Lagerfeld will melt like butter.
3. Lay off the foundation.
This generation’s young celebrities seem enamored of their full-coverage foundation, but it tends to look “done” in a way that doesn’t go along with Fashion’s love of the seemingly effortless. Kim should start trying harder to look like she’s not trying so hard.
4. Make Kanye step back.
No one will buy Kim’s “high fashion” transformation if it involves her being a puppet at the hands of her man friend. Fashion needs to at least pretend to be about creativity and self-expression, so if Kim’s high-fashion turn is to be believed, she has to be seen to be doing it herself. Kim’s a grown woman and can pick out her own clothes.
5. Eh, Fuck It.
When all is said and done, Kim had made a freaking fortune being Kim Kardashian. Why risk alienating her fan base by suddenly dressing weird and clawing at the gates of Fashion? She and Jessica Simpson, owner of a fashion brand that nets way more than that of Michael Kors, should just sit back on a couch stuffed with billion dollar bills, fund some design scholarships and pay for some young people to do fashion internships, and drink some Champagne and tell high fashion to go fuck itself. If they can get Dolly Parton and Charro to show up, it sounds like it’d be a more fun party than any Met Gala.
Via RadarOnline/Image: WENN