Kim Kardashian-West, a reality TV star who is also an entrepreneur, has been recognized for her sense of style, entrepreneurial success, and a trendsetter who transformed the fashion industry through her innovative and progressive designs over the years.
“For nearly two decades, Kim Kardashian West’s style evolution has disrupted and influenced trends on a global level and cemented herself as a force to be reckoned with within the fashion industry. For being a cultural inspiration, trailblazer, and so much more, we can’t wait to honor Kim with this year’s ‘People’s Fashion Icon’ award,” said Jen Neal, executive vice president of entertainment live events specials, and E! News at NBCUniversal.
Kim K has been a household name and has long been looked up for her fashion sense. She has been wearing statement-making pieces from various design houses such as Balenciaga, Versace, Balmain, Mugler, Givenchy, and many more! Her latest standout fashion moments include the special all-black Balenciaga hooded outfit where she graced the 2021 Met Gala. Also, who can forget the Balenciaga pink bodysuit she wore when she hosted SNL in October.
The star gained popularity through her family’s reality TV show called Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which ran for 20 seasons and just ended this June of 2021.
She then used her fame and dived in into successful businesses in the beauty and fashion industry. Here, she launched her first makeup line called KKW Beauty in the year 2017 to gain capital from her trendy contoured makeup look. She then expanded and launched KKW Fragrance to compliment her makeup line.
In July 2021, the business mogul announced that she was going to rebrand KKW beauty. Conversely, plenty of people speculated that this was due to her ongoing divorce from her husband Kanye West and planned to remove the “W” from her brand’s name. Consequently, a source confirmed that this was not true and that Kanye West is involved in rebranding the makeup line.
In the year 2019, Kim K then ventured out and launched her shapewear brand called Skims. The brand was originally termed as Kimono; however, she changed it after facing significant backlash for cultural appropriation. The new business line recently had its first collaboration with Fendi on a line of innerwear and loungewear.
Today, Kim K will be the fourth recipient of the Fashion Icon award. She follows Tracee Eliss Ross, Gwen Stefani, and of course, Victoria Beckham. The reality TV star will accept the award on TV on December 7, 2021, at 9 pm on NBC.