Kim Kardashian first came into our lives back in 2007 wearing nothing in her famous sex tape with then boyfriend Ray J, however seven years later we all eagerly await to see what the Kardashian sister next steps out in. Whether it’s in a chic Celine coat or Tom Ford heels, we want to see what this woman is wearing.
The most famous Kardashian sister has not always been deemed as a style ‘icon’ and some will say she still has a long way to go, but Kim has really stepped up the fashion stakes and cemented herself amongst the fashion elite.
The peak of her transformation has to be her and beau Kanye West’s appearance on the front of US Vogue’s April 2014 issue. Some people were shocked, some horrified, some overjoyed, but the buzz surrounding the fashion bible was undeniable. When the issue was due to be released it was tipped to sell 300,000 – 400,000 copies, possibly selling more than Beyonce’s May 2013 issue.
Kim’s Vogue debut was down to Kanye’s endless attempts to persuade THE Anna Wintour, English editor-in-chief of American Vogue, to put Kim on the cover.
He told television host Ryan Seacrest,
“There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue…She’s like the most intriguing woman right now…No one is looking at what Obama is wearing. Michelle Obama can’t Instagram a (bathing suit) pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day”
The inevitable backlash of placing a reality television star on the front cover, Anna Wintour defended her choice,
“Part of the pleasure of editing Vogue, one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it,” Wintour wrote in her editor’s letter. “I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye to a T. (Or perhaps that should be to a K?)”
There’s no denying that Kanye has had a positive effect on Kim and more importantly her wardrobe. Many of us witnessed the moment on her families hit show ‘Keeping Up with The Kardashians’ as Kanye advised Kim to cleanse her closet and embrace a simpler, more sophisticated look; and we all thank him for this. Kim now sits shoulder to shoulder with fashion royalty on the front row, enjoys personal tours with the likes of Azzedine Alaia, and gives us all perfectly contoured envy.
Kim Kardashian may not have been the style icon that we wanted, but it looks as if she’s finally arrived, and she’s not going anywhere. Watch this space…