When Kanye West first met a Kim Kardashian in a Birkin sling (all Hervé Leger bodycons and gladiatorial heels), he saw not only his future wife, but also a potential client. In the space of a few months, the rapper had introduced Kim to Riccardo Tisci, who then ran Givenchy, gutted his wardrobe of chunky belts and peplum tops, as he directed a romantic creation in black leather and elastane. Kris Jenner may have pulled off all of her approvals, but it was Kanye who turned the FlatTummyTea reality star into the authentic style icon she is today.
Although these are only two dates in their relationship, it looks like Julia Fox is on the verge of following the same trajectory as Kim. Last night, the actor recounted his last date with Kanye for Interview magazine, posing with Ye as he offered Fox the choice of outfits for a hotel room. With the majority of the rails touting Glenn Martens’ Diesel creations, maybe Kim really got Demna in the divorce settlement. Better not to be too high on all of this, though. These days, it feels like you need a master’s degree in cultural criticism to appreciate Kanye’s so-called performance art. And while, yes, these two love to set a scene, they love clothes above all else and they love to entertain.
In other fashion news this week, 2022 kicked off with collaborations between Loewe and Studio Ghibli, and Balmain and Barbie, suggesting that last year’s mind-boggling ties have even more life in them. Elsewhere, Cher epitomized UGG resistance as Zoeey Deschanel was hailed as this year’s first major style icon by TikTok. Next, Emily in Paris upset the Ukrainian government over her xenophobic stereotypes, and an exhibition devoted to Leigh Bowery’s debauchery fashion was shown in London. Click on the gallery below for anything you may have missed.