Kim Kardashian is ringing within the massive 4-0 on October 21 — undoubtedly in style.
It appears nearly unimaginable to recollect a time after we weren’t maintaining along with her style, after greater than a decade of bare attire and biker shorts.
The actuality star, influencer, magnificence mogul, mom of 4 and spouse of Kanye West has spent the previous decade serving her fanbase take care of look, whether or not it is entrance row at Paris Fashion Week, on an ice cream run along with her children or an informal publish on her Insta grid (who may overlook that Gucci thong?).
Her look has advanced from Hervé Leger bodycon attire to pencil skirts and sweaters, however her devoted enthusiasm for style runs deep.
Here, a take a look at a few of Kardashian’s key style moments.
Less than a month after the primary episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” aired, the show’s budding star walked the crimson carpet at a celebration for Playboy’s December 2007 problem. She sported a glance “KUWTK” followers got here to know and love: a bodycon gown and the then-ubiquitous nude peep-toe Christian Louboutin heel.
Kardashian — on the time married to NBA participant Kris Humphries (she famously filed for divorce 72 days after they wed) — carrying her signature bandage gown in Las Vegas in 2011.
While pregnant with North in 2013, Kardashian was extensively criticized for carrying this belted Lanvin gown and clear Louboutin heels as a substitute of extra typical maternity threads.
It was the gown that impressed 1,000,000 memes. Designed by Riccardo Tisci, then the top of Givenchy, Kardashian’s 2013 Met Gala gown despatched the web right into a tizzy. Kardashian was in comparison with every little thing from a classic couch to Mrs. Doubtfire.
Worn in Paris the evening earlier than her marriage ceremony in 2014, Kim’s quick, figure-flaunting Balmain frock shook the mud off the storied French style home. A yr and a half later, Kardashian wannabes brawled over Balmain x H&M’s price-friendly riff on this look.
In 2014, six months after tying the knot with Kanye West, Kardashian poured each ounce of her well-known curves into this latex Atsuko Kudo gown. Probably sweaty, however undoubtedly attractive.
Kardashian’s second being pregnant with child Saint in 2015 did not put her off racy lace, like this skin-baring, black Givenchy robe.
In Kim Kardashian’s world, biker shorts are all the time taking place. So are furry slides, sheer bras, cupless denim corsets and a varsity-inspired gown coat — and, ideally, abruptly, as proven right here in a 2016 paparazzi shot.
Kardashian, an early adopter of lingerie dressing, wore this slinky look to Paris Fashion Week in 2016. But it is momentous for greater than the front-row snaps: Just a number of hours later, she was held at gunpoint and robbed of greater than $10 million price of bijou at her lodge.
Between the scant tank bra and the sparkly skirt’s thigh-high slit, this 2017 look left little to the creativeness. (Even her ankles have been on show in clear heels!) When Kardashian wore this, she and Kanye had simply introduced they’d be utilizing a surrogate to have their third baby.
No pants? No drawback. A newly blond Kardashian labored a sheer legging (styled with high-cut underwear beneath), bra high and clear mule throughout New York Fashion Week in September 2017. Online hysteria ensued.
When Kardashian wore this minimalist, relaxed Tom Ford go well with to the 2017 LACMA gala, the normally figure-flaunting star reminded us all that she will be able to throw a sartorial kurveball.
Kardashian attended 2018’s “Heavenly Bodies” Met Gala dripping in gold — Versace chainmail gold, to be precise.
Kardashian arrived on the CFDA Awards in June 2018 to gather the inaugural Influencer Award dressed each bit the half. This beautiful two-piece ensemble by Rick Owens was a surprisingly relaxed — however jaw-droppingly stylish — selection for the fact star with a penchant for bare dressing.
Kardashian made a daring look (and return to Paris Fashion Week after being held at gunpoint in 2016) at Virgil Abloh’s debut show for Louis Vuitton menswear in June 2018. Decked in certainly one of Abloh’s ubiquitous utilitarian designs, Kardashian personalised it along with her signature equipment: biker shorts and strappy excessive heels.
The actuality star has by no means met a neon bodycon she did not like, like this skin-tight classic Versace mini, which she poured herself into whereas attending What Goes Around Comes Around’s Twenty fifth-anniversary celebration in August 2018. Kardashian styled it with smooth shades and a Judith Leiber Swarovski-encrusted French fry purse that retails for properly greater than a Happy Meal. We may say one thing like “future’s so shiny” however this look is already cash.
Kardashian’s love affair with luxurious classic was taken to the subsequent degree when the style icon strapped her well-known curves into this Thierry Mugler Haute Couture Spring/Summer 1998 robe whereas attending the 2019 Hollywood Beauty Awards in Los Angeles. Barely there, this look was every little thing.
Kardashian’s sartorial streak with Mugler peaked on the 2019 Met Gala when she dressed head-to-toe in a moist look that she described to Vogue as, “this California lady stepping out of the ocean, moist, dripping.” The imaginative and prescient was dreamed up by Mugler himself, who emerged from retirement (he hasn’t designed his personal assortment since 2003) to create this practice latex look. Its excessive cinched waist had Twitter customers questioning if Kardashian had eliminated a rib (or two) with the intention to match into the gown.
Kardashian made an look on Good Morning America in Feb. 2020 dressed as a literal ray of sunshine. Her monochromatic look — anchored by Bottega Veneta’s coveted strappy sandals — was certainly one of her final public appearances mere weeks earlier than the world went into COVID-19 lockdown.