Kim Kardashian was never a style star. Even while she was Paris Hilton’s personal shopper, she never was in the limelight for her fashion choices. Fast forward to two years ago and now, she is HOT STUFF!
From Balenciaga to Chanel, Kim Kardashian has a wardrobe to boot, with designers bending over backwards to dress the star in their creations.
While she has the most esteemed designers on speed dial and finally won plaudits in the fashion world – even landing a Vogue cover – one of fashion’s most famous faces has revealed that wasn’t always the case.
Esteemed Givenchy designer, Riccardo Tisci, has revealed that he got ‘killed’ for dressing Kim before the style tide started to turn.
According to details.com, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci spoke on styling Kim Kardashian when no one else would. ‘She was accepted by nobody and now everyone is dying to dress her’. Riccardo, who has long been a good friend of Kanye said that while Kim is a ‘sweet girl’, she was accepted by ‘nobody’ in the fickle fashion industry.
‘Kanye and me, we did it together,’ he said. ‘Every designer is dying to dress her now. I didn’t care what people thought about Kim.
The Italian designer said, ‘In the beginning, I met her because of my respect for Kanye, and then I liked her a lot and we became friends. I got killed because of this. But I didn’t care. That is a friend, you see. And this is why, when they got married, they asked me to dress them. They say, “You’ve always been with us. You’ve been a real friend.” If I like somebody, I like somebody. If I don’t like somebody, I don’t like somebody.’
Riccardo went on to dress Kim and Kanye for their wedding and has decked her out in his garments plenty of times ever since.
Don’t you think the 40-year-old Italian designer and Givenchy’s Creative Director is right? Kim Kardashian metamorphosed over time. Her initial foray into the fashion world was much more humble – as a stylist for Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.
Before fame, Kim also worked as a personal shopper and she would regularly be dispatched to pick out new outfits for the heiress and film star. Despite her skills as a stylist, her own style left much to be desired. From bright gold dresses to garish satin, she rarely made a ‘best-dressed’ list in the early part of her career.
Even as she started to make a name for herself, for a long time, Kim was shunned by the designers who now adore her.
Just over two years ago, during a photo shoot for ELLE magazine at the end of 2012, many designers refused to lend their clothes to the reality star. Nicola Formichetti, artistic director at Diesel, styled the shoot and revealed at the time that calling in high-end samples was a ‘challenge.’
He said: ‘People wouldn’t lend me the clothes. But that’s fashion snobbery.’ Nicola, who is now good friends with Kim, revealed that the top designers didn’t want their designs featured on a woman who had, ‘less-than-model-like-proportions”
However, he rightfully predicted at the time, ‘She’s not the IT Girl yet, but she will be.’ It truly seems Formichetti’s prediction has come true… Kim has become the ultimate fashion IT girl.