Kim Kardashian revealed that Kayne West told her she had 'the worst style'
Just a few weeks ago, Kim Kardashian was given the honour of receiving the first "Influencer Award" at the fashion world's answer to the Oscars, the CFDA Awards. She joked, "I'm kind of shocked that I'm winning a fashion award when I'm naked most of the time" after accepting the award on stage.
All jokes aside, you've got to admit that Kim is very stylish, in her own unique way. No-one can quite pull off biker shorts like she does, and her infamous figure is only so iconic because she knows how to dress for it. But apparently, this wasn't always the case. At least, her husband doesn't think so anyway.
Kim has revealed that Kanye West used to think she had "the worst style", much to her dismay. During a discussion panel with Business of Fashion last week, the 37-year-old revealed that he even made her cry after a particularly ruthless wardrobe purge.
"I always thought I had really good style until I met my husband, and he told me that I had the worst style," Kim said. "He was really nice about it and cleaned out my whole closet. I probably had 250 pairs of shoes, and when we were done cleaning it out, I had two pairs left and I cried."
Even though he was "really nice about it", I doubt many girls would be able to hold back their tears after saying goodbye to almost their entire shoe collection. Whether Kim should've "allowed" Kanye to control her sartorial stylings so much is debatable, but maybe she decided she needed a wardrobe refresh herself, and thought the personal preference of her future husband (who also happened to be a fashion designer) would be a good place to start.
Back in 2015, Kim revealed on Live! With Kelly and Michael that Kanye and his stylist combed through her wardrobe to get rid of anything that wasn't "cool enough". Her shoes, again, were the biggest victims, with Kim revealing that she came back later to find a "pile to the ceiling of shoes".
And after they cleared some space in her wardrobe, Kanye helped Kim fill it all with entirely new clothes. Yes, there was undoubtedly some Yeezy in there (Kim is one of Kanye's favourite models for his fashion line), but he also stocked it full with high-end designer goods.
"There were racks of clothes of designers I had never heard of before, like Lanvin and Givenchy,” she said at the BoF event. "[Kanye] had all these fashion books and one by Carine Roitfeld and said, ‘One day Carine will style you,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah right, I don’t know who this is.’ Now, she’s one of my good friends. I wanted to learn. I wasn’t offended when he said that. When he did that, he wanted to teach me."
"I went to Paris and started meeting with these people, and no one would dress me at the beginning," she recalled. "None of the samples would fit me, so they started to design things that were more curvy and that would fit someone who had more of my body type."
While she's certainly made a name for herself in the fashion world now, it seems it wasn't always the case. But even still, I wonder if Kim ever thinks about those old shoes from time to time...