Kim Kardashian

“I Could Even Style Them With a Balenciaga Look”: Kim Kardashian on Her Beats x Kim Collaboration

“I Could Even Style Them With a Balenciaga Look”: Kim Kardashian on Her Beats x Kim Collaboration

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Kim Kardashian’s signature minimalist aesthetic knows no bounds; from her solution-oriented brand Skims to her just-launched ritual-based skin-care line Sknn by Kim, Kardashian has found a way to simplify everyday necessities beautifully. And her latest minimally focused venture will be available on Tuesday, August 16—a collaboration with Beats Fit Pro on a trio of wireless earbuds, each hand-painted in Kardashian’s signature neutral color palette. Beats x Kim is meant to combine function and functionality—like a wardrobe staple that seamlessly blends into whatever you’re wearing. “This concept was born from my love for neutral color palettes, but I also wanted to show that tech is as much a part of style as clothes. I believe that the things we wear every day should feel effortless, including headphones,” she tells Vogue exclusively.
Kardashian has been a longtime Beats user and a proponent of Beats Fit Pro. “I’ve been a fan of the Beats brand forever, so I’m always up on their latest products. And because they know how important fitness is to me, I was one of the first people who got to try out Beats Fit Pro when they launched last year. They’re so comfortable that I’ll forget that I even have them in,” she continues.

To match her wardrobe of minimal basics like tees and tanks to bike shorts and leggings, she began to think about how she could find headphones that were similar in style.
Never not one to make her dreams a reality, Kardashian sourced an artist to hand paint a pair of headphones, and together, they created a sample set that would ultimately become her Beats x Kim collaboration. In a behind-the-design video for the brand, Kardashian recalls, “I found an artist that would paint the headphones and then I thought, why wouldn’t I just go directly to Beats and show them some of the samples that I was just for fun creating—they didn’t have a product like that out there before. I was just bringing my creative concept and my color palette to a brand that I’ve always respected and loved.” It comes to no surprise that the brand was immediately on board with Kardashian’s vision.
Photo: Courtesy of Beats
Kardashian’s reimagined Beats Fit Pro comes in three neutral colors: Moon (light), Dune (medium), and Earth (deep). Suited to those like Kardashian, who is always on the go, the Fit Pros are designed to seamlessly transition you through everyday activities from working out to a day at the office and everywhere in between. “Traditionally, most consumer electronics are in the default colors of black and white. But I wanted to incorporate universal neutrals that are core, as headphones truly are wearable tech accessories. This collection is really for people who appreciate a head-to-toe monochromatic or minimalist look,” Kardashian tells us. “I’ve been wearing them with pretty much everything because they fit into so many aspects of my day—leggings and joggers when I’m out running errands or loungewear when I’m studying. I could even style them with a Balenciaga look; they’re that chic!”
Photo: Courtesy of Beats
“You know I love monochromatic looks, and fall is one of my favorite times of year to really get creative with my wardrobe. Beats x Kim is the perfect finishing touch to an outfit, whether it blends in or stands out,” she says. And her favorite thing to listen to on her Beats x Kim? “Music and podcasts! And I worked with Beats and Apple Music to create my own playlist. I wanted people to fully experience the product through my ears.”
Beats x Kim launches today and will be available to purchase at Apple.com/kim on Tuesday, August 16 EST. Starting August 17, the collaboration will be available in limited quantities at select Apple Store locations and exclusive authorized resellers.
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Originally published in Vogue.com

Pre-Loved Pieces are Having Major Red Carpet Moments, Courtesy of the World’s Biggest Fashion Stars

Pre-Loved Pieces are Having Major Red Carpet Moments, Courtesy of the World’s Biggest Fashion Stars

Pre-loved pieces emerge front and center on the red carpet, as stars bask in the unique spotlight of old-world glamour.
Marilyn Monroe in the bespoke Jean Louis dress Kim Kardashian would controversially borrow for the 2022 Met Gala
The 444 million-and-counting multi-platform viewers of this year’s Met Gala gave a collective gasp when Kim Kardashian arrived on the red carpet in Marilyn Monroe’s Jean Louis crystal embroidered dress.
Originally worn by the blonde bombshell herself in 1962 at Madison Square Garden when she famously serenaded President Kennedy with a very sultry rendition of Happy Birthday, Monroe had been sewn into the bespoke piece that night to achieve a seamless fit. Purchased by pop culture archivists Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for US$4.8 million in 2016 — making it the most expensive dress in the world — this very fabric of history is usually kept in a temperature and light-controlled vault in their Orlando museum and gallery. All of which contributed to making Kardashian’s modern ‘Mr President’ moment such a polarizing affair for the Internet, with many questioning why the delicate dress, made from sheer and flesh-colored marquisette fabric and set with 2,500 rhinestones, had been taken out of the archives. Dubai-based Joe Challita, couturier and fashion history enthusiast weighed in, stating, “Kim Kardashian acquiring Marilyn’s dress for the Met Gala, in my opinion, was not a move for sustainability but a move to acquire its iconic status. That dress had its moment through Marilyn. It has already been in the limelight, and it is still etched in our memories today.” Increasingly, vintage dresses are appearing more and more on the red carpet, but the motives behind the trend appear less grounded in sustainability than an opportunity to achieve an away-from-the-pack look that’s very modernity is entrenched in the past.
A vintage Dior dress Bella Hadid paid homage to at the Prince’s Trust Gala 2022
Dani Levi, Kardashian’s fashion stylist, expresses that her reasons for sourcing vintage are related to creative freedom, declaring, “A circular fashion system allows for more possibilities to express what I want to say without being bounded. I don’t want to be limited by what designers or trend forecasters think is relevant this season. I feel we stylists are artists and should be more original by letting our personal vibes, environment, and likes play a part in our aesthetic and work. Archive fashion gives us endless ideas.” Kardashian has been donning vintage since 2016, from Thierry Mugler to Vivienne Westwood, each piece delivering new iconic moments in fashion, creating conversations around the importance of historical couture.
Zendaya wears vintage Balmain at this year’s NAACP Image Awards
The idea that vintage frees women from the constraints of trends is also expressed by Bella Hadid. The Palestinian-Dutch model made an old-glamor statement on the red carpet when she wore a 1950s Dior gown to the Prince’s Trust Gala in New York, in April. It did not end there. The Cannes Festival red carpet saw her wearing not one, but two Versace gowns plucked from the maison’s archives — confirming her position as a vanguard for the vintage trend. Law Roach styled Hadid’s striking looks and is a huge supporter of vintage couture. He recently commented on actress Zendaya’s Bob Mackie moment, “Vintage and archival dressing isn’t a trend for me, it’s what led me to this career and will always be my first option when possible.”
In the region, fashion purveyor Sheikha Dana Al Khalifa is vocal in her praise for vintage couture and jewelry, revealing, “Cherie Balch of Shrimpton Couture taught me a lot about vintage dressing, and I have bought a number of pieces from her in the past.” Balch is a vintage expert to the stars and has dressed the likes of Rhianna and Adut Akech in yesteryear’s Moschino and Christian Lacroix. “I think everything in fashion is cyclical, it could never be old if it was never new. Nothing really new is being created, everyone is looking back to create their designs. Women’s current fashion climate is setting the trends on the market for fast fashion to emulate and it is costing our environment. In the Middle East, women feel they are less-than if they wear vintage; you are seen as someone who can’t afford what is new and considered ‘in.’ Through the red carpet, a shift in this opinion is starting to be seen.” Al Khalifa confirms that heritage accessories, however, are much loved. “Vintage jewelry is a big deal in the Middle East. When anyone asks me what I am wearing, I always reply that it’s my mother’s from the Eighties. I love the fact that these pieces have a story.”
Audrey Hepburn wears the Tiffany Diamond in 1961, which Lady Gaga, in Alexander McQueen, wore to collect her 2019 Oscar for Best Original Song
Looking back on the trade of garments, during the Renaissance, it was common for servants to sell their masters’ old clothing to peasants in nearby villages. Fast forward to today, when did vintage fashion become trendworthy? In an article written for Smithsonian Magazine by Professor Jennifer Le Zotte, and in her book Goodwill to Grunge, the author marks the moment second-hand buying went from “suspicious to significant.” In the Fifties, when freethinkers took to the trend of wearing thrifted garments, it became desirable. An affront to capitalism, these groups were opting out of the bourgeoisie fashion scene, with the view that if you adopted the trend, you were special, unique, and different. The style adage goes that fashion recycles every 20 years, and stars are looking back, to appear forward-thinking. A lot like the grass roots of vintage, one can see a relation to how celebrities categorize themselves today when wearing exclusive, one-of-a-kind pieces. It is something of a rebellion against commercialized fashion and acts as a further differentiator for women seeking to separate themselves from the crowded huddle of designer trends.
Originally published in the July/August 2022 issue of Vogue Arabia
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Kim Kardashian Eyes Moroccan Brand Dihyan Jewelry at Paris Couture Fashion Week

Kim Kardashian Eyes Moroccan Brand Dihyan Jewelry at Paris Couture Fashion Week

Casablanca-based Youssra Nichane, the designer behind Dihyan jewelry is in Paris this couture week to showcase her collection of handmade Moroccan jewelry to press, buyers, and VIPs. One woman she perhaps didn’t expect to meet was Kim Kardashian. Nichane recounts that the impromptu meeting occurred at Hotel Costes when Kardashian arrived with her daughter North West and entourage. Nichane shares that they crossed paths in the burgundy velvet walls of the Costes corridors when Kardashian commented on her gold-plated Alsans earrings.
Photo: Dihya
“I told her of the artisanal work behind Dihyan,” starts Nichane. “Woman artisans in the Medina in Fes make all the pieces by hand. It was a brief conversation,” she recounts, “But she was so gentle and expressed that she understood the hard work required to launch a brand and to keep going.”
Photo: Dihya
Nichane launched her brand Dihyan in 2020, with co-founder and friend Nicole Lopez-Penha immediately after the first lockdown. Following her intuition, innate talent, and passion, she broke free from pre-conceived societal and patriarchal notions for her future, paving the way for women after her to follow their dreams. “Dihya is the name of the Berber warrior queen who fought for her land. In Amazigh, Dihya also means “beautiful gazelle.” It’s the symbol of the beautiful, strong woman. During confinement, I realized how short life is—and decided to leave my old life to make a new one, around my passion. Today there is no feeling more gratifying than to do what I love.”

Kim Kardashian’s Latest Couture Week Look From Paris Features Lime Green Camo Print

Kim Kardashian’s Latest Couture Week Look From Paris Features Lime Green Camo Print

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Kim Kardashian has officially landed in Paris for couture fashion week. As always, we can expect non-stop looks from the Skims founder on her trip to the City of Love. Her first look did not disappoint.
While out with her daughter North West, the 41-year-old entrepreneur wore a head-turning ensemble in the flashiest of shades. The look featured a skin-tight lime-green camo print top, high-waisted pantaboots in neon green, and a silver Le Cagole shoulder bag, all of which was by Balenciaga. The look was topped off with black oversized wrap-shades, also by Balenciaga, but from its inaugural couture collection. (Perhaps her look was a precursor to the brand’s heavily anticipated show tomorrow?)
Kim and North take on Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Getty
Make like Kim and opt for head-to-toe neon to nail an otherworldly look. Throw on some dramatic shades and you’re good to go.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
Read next: Skin-Tight Leather in the Summer? Kim Kardashian Says Yes to the Trend With Her Latest Outfit

Skin-Tight Leather in the Summer? Kim Kardashian Says Yes to the Trend With Her Latest Outfit

Skin-Tight Leather in the Summer? Kim Kardashian Says Yes to the Trend With Her Latest Outfit

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Nothing will separate Kim Kardashian from her skin-tight uniform these days, not even the soaring summer temperatures right now.
Giving a sultry twist on The Matrix, Kim sported a criss-cross leather bralette from Alaïa with her beloved Balenciaga pantaboots for her sister Khloe’s birthday celebration. Finishing off the look, Kim donned her favorite butterfly sunglasses and silver Hourglass bag, both by Balenciaga.
This isn’t Kim’s first outing in skin-tight black this month. Just over a week ago, she wore a stretch-and-go Balenciaga catsuit with the house’s Knife boots, a silver version of Balenciaga’s cult Le Cagole bag and sunnies; and earlier in June she wore a halter neck all-in-one with a metallic Balenciaga rain coat.
Surprising as it may seem, there’s a wearable way to interpret Kim’s stretchy style. The sock-like Knife boots can elevate a simple jeans and T-shirt combo, and if you’re feeling brave, try the pantaboots with an oversized tee or shirt – they certainly deliver on the comfort front.
Originally published in Vogue.com
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Kim Kardashian Visited Her Iconic Marilyn Monroe Dress in Head-to-Toe Bubblegum Pink Balenciaga

Kim Kardashian Visited Her Iconic Marilyn Monroe Dress in Head-to-Toe Bubblegum Pink Balenciaga

Kardashian and North West at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Photo: Instagram.com/ripleysbelieveitornot
After making headlines by wearing the Marilyn Monroe ‘Happy Birthday’ dress at the 2022 Met Gala, Kim Kardashian has paid a visit to the iconic piece. The entrepreneur and reality TV star was recently spotted at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Hollywood with her daughter North, to view the highly talked-about dress one more time.
Photo: Instagram.com/ripleysbelieveitornot
For her day out, Kardashian was unsurprisingly dressed in Balenciaga from head to toe, mainly owing to the coveted Pantaleggings with attached heels which she has come to love. This time, the bodycon bottoms came in vibrant bubblegum pink and were paired with a matching cropped Balenciaga Political Campaign hoodie. The mother-of-four completed her monochrome outfit with a Balenciaga Hourglass XS bag with pink rhinestones. Her blonde hair, which is now matching that of her partner Pete Davidson’s, was worn down and styled in a wet look.
Kardashian in the famed dress at the 2022 Met Gala. Photo: Getty
Although Kardashian wearing the dress at the recent Met Gala was a divisive moment, it has led to the piece’s value going over US $10 million from the previous $5 million. The nude-colored figure-hugging dress was famously worn by Monroe in 1962, when she sang the happy birthday song to the then US president John F Kennedy. Currently on a mannequin inside a glass case, the memorabilia is set to tour Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Attractions worldwide through 2023.
Photo: Instagram.com/ripleysbelieveitornot
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Kim Kardashian Rewore Two Dresses at Once for Kourtney Kardashian’s Italian Wedding

Kim Kardashian Rewore Two Dresses at Once for Kourtney Kardashian’s Italian Wedding

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Kim Kardashian is rarely seen in the same look twice, but she pulled a surprisingly sustainable move for Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s Italian wedding.
The entire Kardashian-Jenner gang was decked out in Dolce & Gabbana for Kourtney’s lavish Portofino wedding on May 22, which was hosted by the luxury fashion house at their L’Ulivetta villa. In fact, the reality TV star family was dressed in D&G for the entire weekend of pre-nuptial festivities. While the Internet has been flooded with photos of Kourtney’s custom corset minidress and extravagant veil ever since her big day, Kim didn’t share photos in her own lacey D&G gown on Instagram until May 27.
“KRAVIS FOREVER,” Kim wrote on Instagram alongside a series of photos in her head-to-toe lace with a large gold and green statement neckpiece. Her platinum hair was worn in a messy-style bun with loose face-framing strands. What you may not be able to tell from the photos is that her ensemble was actually two dresses in one—and both were dug up from Kim’s own closet.
Photo: Instagram.com/kimkardashian
On Sunday, May 28, Kim shared the “fun fact” about her Kravis wedding look in a series of Instagram Stories. “I know you guys just saw me in my archive on last week’s episode of The Kardashians,” she began, alongside a photo with her daughter, North West. “I have every piece photographed and on the app. So when I knew I was going to Italy (LOVE a theme for a trip) I pulled all my Dolce & Gabbana clothes to try on again and see if I could rewear anything!”
Kim Kardashian ultimately decided on a strapless lace D&G gown that she purchased at Bergdorf Goodman in 2011 and wore to Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards that same year. However, to make the look feel “more modern and more me” for the wedding, Kim wore the garment over a completely sheer lace-gloved dress by Vetements, which she also had in her closet.
Photo: Getty
Back in 2011, Kim Kardashian took home the award for entrepreneur of the year at the Glamour WOTY event. While that’s hardly a shock considering the SKIMS empire she has gone on to build, what is surprising is that her tweet about the victory only had 74 likes and 254 retweets at the time this article was published.
Simpler times.
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Originally published on Glamour.com

Kim Kardashian Wore the Most Expensive Dress in the World to the 2022 Met Gala

Kim Kardashian Wore the Most Expensive Dress in the World to the 2022 Met Gala

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Last year, Kim Kardashian arrived at the Met Gala without a face. This year, she arrived on the Metropolitan Museum of Art steps with her boyfriend, Pete Davidson.
It was rumored that Kardashian would honor the 2022 Met Gala’s ‘Gilded Glamour’ theme by wearing Marilyn Monroe’s iconic ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ dress—and the rumors were right: Kardashian not only wore the iconic beaded gown, she arrived with dyed blonde hair, too.
The dress, originally designed by Jean Louis, is technically the most expensive gown in the world. It was sold to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in 2016 for nearly $5 million by Julien’s Auction. When it’s not being worn by Kardashian, it is housed at the Orlando, Florida-based Ripley’s museum.
Photo: Getty
Kardashian previously told Access Hollywood that the dress could not be altered, meaning that rather than have dress fit to her, she had to fit to the dress. According to People, Marilyn Monroe was originally sewn into the dress when she performed for JFK in 1962.
Kim styled the dress with a white fur coat worn off the shoulders, and her boyfriend Pete, who wore sunglasses.
Photo: Getty
The 2022 Met Gala is being co-hosted by Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. This year celebrates one of the most elegant and lavish eras in American fashion and serves as a glitzy follow-up to last year’s theme, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. Both parts of the “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibit will be open to the public from May 7 until September 5, 2022.
Just two days before fashion’s biggest event of the year, Kim Kardashian wore another glamorous gown by Balenciaga to the White House Correspondents dinner. Instead of using the Met Gala as an excuse to make her red carpet debut with Davidson, the Saturday Night Live comedian joined her in Washington D.C. wearing a velvet Prada suit, sunglasses, and vans.
Photo: Getty
The pair kept the PDA much more low-key than, let’s say, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, but there were a lot of smiles and hand-holding inside the event, as you can see by Kardashian’s Instagram post. According to reports, Kardashian and Davidson “swanned” into the ballroom over an hour and a half after the dinner began, “as the catering staff struggled to get entrees served to almost 3,000 guests.”
We definitely look forward to seeing what she posts from inside the 2022 Met Gala. Stay tuned.
Originally published in Glamour.com

15 Of Kim Kardashian’s Most Unforgettable Vintage Looks To Date

15 Of Kim Kardashian’s Most Unforgettable Vintage Looks To Date

It’s Kim Kardashian’s world and we’re all living in it. Whether at Paris Fashion Week decked out in couture, or swimsuit-clad on a sun lounger in Miami, we can always count on the entrepreneur and Balenciaga campaign star to blaze a trail when it comes to trends. But which ensembles resonate most with eagle-eyed fashion connoisseurs? Her jaw-dropping archive style moments, of course.
From her Stephen Sprouse spring/summer 1998 curve-skimming dress that Carmen Electra wore at the 1998 MTV Awards to the rare autumn/winter 1990 Azzedine Alaïa cheetah-print bodysuit equipped with matching gloves (allegedly valued at a whopping $10,000), Kim’s archive is a goldmine of iconic pieces. Alexander McQueen’s renowned spring/summer 2003 “Oyster dress”? Check. The sultry autumn/winter 1996 Gianni Versace number that Naomi Campbell famously wore on the runway? Absolutely.
Below, Kim’s most unforgettable vintage looks to date.
2016

In John Galliano spring/summer 2000.

Photo: Courtesy of Anthony Harvey

2018

In Jean Paul Gaultier spring/summer 1996.

Photo: Instagram.com

2018

In Versace spring/summer 1995.

Photo: Instagram.com

2018

In Versace autumn/winter 1997.

Photo: Courtesy of Roy Rochlin

2019

In Atelier Versace autumn/winter 1997.

Photo: Getty

2019

In Versace autumn/winter 1998.

Photo: Courtesy of Jean-Baptiste Lacroix

2019

In Versace autumn/winter 1991.

Photo: Instagram.com

2019

In Vivienne Westwood autumn/winter 1996.

Photo: Instagram.com

2019

In Azzedine Alaïa haute couture autumn/winter 1990.

Photo: Instagram.com

2019

In Versace autumn/winter 1996.

Photo: Instagram.com/kimkardashian

2019

In Thierry Mugler haute couture autumn/winter 1996.

Photo: Getty

2019

In John Galliano for Christian Dior autumn/winter 1997.

Photo: Courtesy of Presley Ann

2020

In Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2003.

Photo: Getty

2020

In Jean Paul Gaultier autumn/winter 1995.

Photo: Instagram.com/kimkardashian

2022

In Stephen Sprouse spring/summer 1998.

Photo: Instagram.com/kimkardashian

Read Next: Kim Kardashian’s Flaming Balenciaga Outfit is Setting The Internet Ablaze 

Kim Kardashian’s Flaming Balenciaga Outfit is Setting The Internet Ablaze

Kim Kardashian’s Flaming Balenciaga Outfit is Setting The Internet Ablaze

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If you’ve been left stumped by Kim Kardashian’s latest sartorial choice, you’re not alone. Accustomed to setting the internet ablaze with her outfits, the mogul took a literal approach with her most recent Balenciaga purchase: a slim-fit knit with a pattern of licking flames – and social media duly sat up and took note. Kim enjoys straddling the line between fashion and fun, and why shouldn’t she be able to do just that? It’s not like it’s the first time the Skims founder has stepped out in a look that instantly became meme-worthy (note her Met Gala 2021 outfit).
Photo: Instagram.com
Dissecting the 41-year-old’s flaming hot outfit is sort of like peeling back the layers of an onion, but in a chic way. Let’s start with Kim’s fuzzy Balenciaga accessories. Black furry sunglasses and a matching fluffy bag were her accessories of choice for an outing ahead of the launch of her family’s new reality TV show on Hulu. That sizzling knit was paired with a leather wrap skirt, and a pair of the pantaboots she cannot get enough of right now.
Photo: Instagram.com
Will we be adding the Balenciaga campaign star’s latest mind-boggling effort to our fashion wish-list? That’s still TBC. Are we currently obsessed with it, and do we want to see what other outlandish outfits Kim and Demna concoct together? Absolutely.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

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