Remember how designers once resisted Kim Kardashian like the Plague because she always used to make $8000 outfits look cheap and ill-fitting? There was even a time when they refused to loan clothes to any editorial associated with the infamous reality TV star.
But then she started dating Kanye West–who has such strong connections in the fashion world that everyone from Anna Wintour to Anna Dello Russo stayed respectfully silent about his debut womenswear collection as it was slaughtered by critics. A few years ago, Kardashian couldn’t even get into the Met Gala–now she sits front row at Givenchy and accompanies Riccardo Tisci to fancy fashion parties in Paris. She also recently landed an outré cover spread in Carine Rotifeld‘s glossy CR Fashion Book.
Oh, and just to drive home how much has changed since Kimye became a thing–Roitfeld is comparing her to Marilyn Motherfucking Monroe:
“First of all she’s beautiful–and in fashion, that is a talent you know,” Roitfeld said of Kardashian. “She was also a very sweet person, a hard worker. You don’t see her in parties drinking loads of alcohol. She’s controversial,” she explained, “but so was Marilyn Monroe and I always like controversial people. I hope the issue will be a good souvenir for her and her baby.”
Right, but people put up with Marilyn Monroe’s antics because she was outrageously charismatic and talented. There’s a massive difference between radiating off the screen in Some Like It Hot and making duckface on Twitter for a living.
Still filing her observations from another planet, Roitfeld went on to praise Kardashian as a beauty minimalist:
“She was brave,” said Roitfeld. “She had one guy for hair, one guy for makeup–no extensions or lashes–and for her it must have been like being naked, and she accepted everything.”
The fashion industry: where employing only one person for your hair and one for your makeup (and not wearing false eyelashes) is brave.
(via InStyle UK)