American reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who filed for divorce with estranged husband Kanye West in February, humbly credited her ex for her style evolution that partly led to her bringing home the 2021 People’s Choice’s The Fashion Icon honors.
For more than a decade, Kim, 41, has cemented herself as a mass influencer, juggling the lives of a pop culture icon, a beauty entrepreneur, and a fashion industry force, according to People.
“To receive the award from the fashion icon herself,” Kardashian West said, “I am so honored. Thank you,” she said after last year’s winner, Tracee Ellis Ross, presented her with The Fashion Icon award in Santa Monica, California, on Tuesday.
“I am honestly so humbled to be here. I mean, I started as a closet organizer and a stylist. So the fact that I am winning a Fashion Icon Award, it’s like a pinch-me moment,” the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” alum added.
In her speech, the 41-year-old KKW Beauty founder also took the time to thank Ye for introducing her to the world of fashion. She dressed in a skin-tight black velvet Balenciaga catsuit with attached gloves and boots, big, sparkly earrings, and Balenciaga Haute Couture Fall 2021 sunglasses.
“I fell in love with fashion and I’m so inspired by so many people but again, this is like a dream that I get to wake up and wear these amazing clothes and try new things and take a risk. I’m so humbled,” she said.
The SKIMS founder once served as the personal stylist and assistant to Paris Hilton during “The Simple Life” reality show in 2003, CNN noted.
At present, she managed to popularize her aesthetic that millions of people try to mimic, if not parallel, as her styling choices always leave fans and critics talking and sometimes, very little to their imagination.
Amid the ongoing divorce proceedings, Kim remains friendly with Kanye, who she always holds in high regard. Since their split, she continued to support his record endeavors and even took part in promoting his album, “Donda.”
She would also applaud the musician as an artist and a father despite in part roasting him for his personality during her high-pressure hosting gig at “Saturday Night Live” in October, during which she began getting more intimate with comedian Pete Davidson, whom she currently dates.
Recently, Kim would again shock her fans after she turned to Instagram to share the link for tickets for West and Drake’s “Free Larry Hoover” benefit concert in her stories, according to The International News.
Both rappers recently ended their feud and recently agreed to use their fame for a cause, this time advocating for the release of the Gangster Disciples co-founder, who is currently serving multiple life sentences.