Despite the hard lessons we learned at the 2012 Met Gala, peplums continue to dominate red carpets and pap photos. Speaking of which, Kim Kardashian is currently in Paris getting her picture taken (that is her job, yes?) and stopped by Maison Martin Margiela to dilute the brand by association. She wore a figure-hugging beige dress with a subtly ruffled peplum.

We remember a few years ago when the sign of a trend’s overexposure was its embrace by Dina Lohan, but we nominate Kim to be the new trend death knell. Just as the runways dictate the inception of trends, so reality stars shall dictate their end.

Also of note: some outlets credit Kanye West with a supposed “toning down” of Kim’s style (as if Kanye ever lends himself to restraint). We suppose the hair has been taken in a bit, but this still strikes us as classic Kim: too tight, too low, worn with impressively ill-matched accessories like that bulky chain necklace and silly gladiator heels. Have any of you thought Kim’s been a little more demure lately?

(Photo via Wenn)