How Kanye West Influenced Kim Kardashian’s Style Through the Years: Photos
Kim Kardashian’s style has evolved tremendously through the years — and estranged husband Kanye West plays a role in her transformation. Well before the Skims founder sat front row wearing Balmain at Paris fashion week, she was partying with Paris Hilton, wearing eye-catching prints she wouldn’t be caught dead in these days.
West’s influence on the mom of four styles started in 2012. You might recall when the Yeezy mastermind famously overhauled Kardashian’s designer-filled closet during an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The couple had just gone public about their romance, yet West was unafraid to hold back in critiquing his girlfriend’s wardrobe.
More recently, West has influenced what she’s worn on the red carpet. Ahead of the 2019 Met Gala, he convinced her to remove an element of her Thierry Mugler dress that he didn’t like because he deemed it “too sexy.” This comment polarized fans, but nonetheless, she revealed she agreed with him on an episode of The Real. “We were having this conversation of just, what is too much?” she told the hosts. “And I am a mother of four and I am going to be 40 next year.
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The Closet Overhaul
West famously overhauled the KKW Beauty founder’s closet during a 2012 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “Kanye’s definitely inspired me to want to, like, be a little bit more of an individual,” she said at the time. “I think my style’s just evolving and changing and I think it should, because that’s, you know, what life is about. He’s a fashion designer and he loves clothes so I’m excited to, like, collaborate with him to see what his take on fashion is.”
The Sunglasses Email
During a 2018 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim told her sister Kourtney and Jonathan Cheban that her husband convinced her to ditch oversized sunnies. “[Kanye] sent me a whole email like, ‘You cannot wear big glasses anymore. It’s all about tiny little glasses,'” she said. “He sent me like, millions of ’90s photos with tiny little glasses.”