Reality TV star Kim Kardashian-West is one of the most famous fashion icons on earth. Everywhere she goes, Kim attracts the spotlight and sparks tabloid headlines. It should come as no surprise then, that Kim absolutely stole the show at the Balmain Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 event.
Kim Kardashian is rapidly becoming a style icon. As an example, remember when Kim unveiled a new ‘do, dying her luscious brunette locks vivid blond? Kim’s radical hair change made headlines the world over, showing just how much influence she has on the global fashion scene right now.
Kim Kardashian also has something of a penchant for shocking people. Who can forget the time Kim broke the internet by showing off her famous derrière on the cover of Paper Magazine? We especially loved that shot of Kim in a sequined black dress, popping a Champagne bottle which flowed over her head and onto her booty. So what happens when you combine Kim’s chic style with her love of shocking people? We found out at the recent Balmain show at Paris Fashion Week.
Stealing the spotlight
Established in 1946, Balmain is one of France’s most respected Fashion Houses. Balmain’s Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 jungle-themed show was a sight to behold, according to Vogue. During the event, top models like Gigi Hadid rocked a range of ultra-cool trends, from asymmetrical bra-tops and jewel-toned snake prints, to daring cut-out dresses and rainbow crocheted pieces.
But while the Balmain event was a triumph, attendee Kim Kardashian stole the show. Kim was seated on the front row (obviously) of the Balmain display, between mum/manager Kris Jenner, sister/co-star Kourtney Kardashian and CR Fashion Book Editor-In-Chief Carine Roitfield. All four women sported glamorous looks at Balmain, but only Kim managed to generate more headlines than the event itself.
Why? Kim rocked up to the Balmain showcase wearing what USA Today describes as “a metallic, loosely-knit dress that left little for the imagination to keep up with.” Daring, yet totally on trend, Kim’s risqué fishnet, floor-length number, which she teamed with killer black wedges, totally worked!
Well done Kim
Kim Kardashian, we take our hats off to you! Once again, you have shown that you’re a style innovator, always looking to push the boundaries of good taste on everyone else’s behalf! We can’t wait to see how fashion brands and retailers take this soon-to-be-iconic dress and make it work on the high street!