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Kim Kardashian West from A to Z

Trivia, facts, quotes and images of America's favorite pop-icon

Kim Kardashian West from A to Z Trivia, facts, quotes and images of America's favorite pop-icon

Kim Kardashian West turns 40. For a decade she appears in every social media and magazine worldwide. A former assistant to Paris Hilton, from whom she learned the art of making people talk about herself everywhere, even without any sensational facts to report, she became first a reality show star, with KUWTK, then Kanye West's wife, mother of four children (North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm) and a successful businesswoman.

We know almost everything about her. You can find out more if you read on. Here is Kim Kardashian West from A to Z.

 

Armenia

A native Armenian, Mrs Kardashian West takes every opportunity to recognize her ethnic background: professionally, aiming to increase trade and employment in Armenia with her products, but also personally, emphasizing the importance of culture for her family, so much so that she baptized her three youngest children in her father's homeland. Kim Kardashian recently made a donation of $1 million to Armenia Fund, an NGO founded in Los Angeles that provides humanitarian aid in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, calling on its followers to do the same.

 

 

Body Positivity

If Kim and her belfies have merit was to offer an alternative to the extreme thinness invading the early 2000s among celebrities models, from Nicole Ritchie to the Olsen twins. Post after post, shot after shot, she showed off her hourglass silhouette ( almost as impossible to achieve as the skinny physique of Kate Moss, the result of diet and long hours of workout) with naturalness and pride, highlighting her B-side and her sinuous shapes with super-adherent clothes. For Mrs Kardashian West Body Positivity is important, that's why in her brand SKIMS offers a wide selection of sizes and chooses as models women of different ethnicities and bodies.

 

Contouring

Someone wrote that Kim was then the Mona Lisa of contouring and Mario Dedivanovic, her make-up artist, Leonardo. It was the couple, in fact, who perfected and popularized the corrective make-up technique which gives life to absolutely flawless make-up. Their secrets for perfect contouring? It starts with a well-moisturized face base to make the skin with the products of the Rodial line. Then, you go on with a play of light and shadow to sculpt the cheekbones and rebalance the volumes of the face. The last step is baking with Ben Nye Banana powder to fix the whole thing and illuminate the area under the eyes.

 

Daddy Girl

Everyone knows Kim's mother, Kris Jenner, but many people do not know that her father, Robert Kardashian, was a prestigious lawyer, famous for having defended his friend O.J. Simpson from the charge of uxoricide. From his dad, who passed away in 2003, the most popular of the Kardashian-Jenner clan inherited a passion for the law, so much so that, in recent years, he decided to undertake the apprenticeship path to become a lawyer. In an interview she said:

I want to go to law school. I want to help people. Let me work for the next ten years and build my brands, and then one day, ten years from now, I will stop being Kim K. and become a lawyer.

 

Empire

Empire is not only the name of the favorite TV series of the couple Kardashian West. Empire is also the term that best defines the economic success it has achieved in the last decade. Thanks to her many partnerships, the reality show KUWTK, but, above all, KKW Beauty, KKW Fragrance, SKIMS and her skills as a businesswoman, she has been able to accumulate a personal fortune valued at around 900 million dollars.

 

First Lady

If, as expected, Kanye West succeeds in becoming future President of the United States, Kim will be First Lady. Waiting for that day to come, the businesswoman is practicing to perfectly play that role. The first step was to be Jackie Kennedy for an Interview fashion editorial in which even North was involved. The second and more concrete action of her training was to commit to prison reform and the system of sentencing, discriminating especially when it comes to African-Americans.  This social battle took her all the way to the White House, where she met Trump to intercede on behalf of an inmate, Alice Johnson, sentenced to life imprisonment for a non-violent drug-related crime.

 

Givenchy

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Last weekend, all around the world Instagram feeds were invaded by a shower of stars wearing total looks from Givenchy's latest SS21 collection designed by Matthew Williams. Among them there was also Kim in a daring thong dress. Her love for the French fashion house grew for several years, since Riccardo Tisci, her friend and fan, was still in charge of the creative direction. The digital entrepreneur chose his clothes on several occasions, including her wedding day with Kanye.

 

Halloween

Last Halloween, Kim paid tribute to Reese Witherspoon, playing her most famous character: Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. Not a random choice, since like the girl who loves pink, Mrs Kardashian West is also studying law. Among the other costumes worn by pop icons there have been: Aaliyah, Cher, Anna Wintour, Poison Ivy, Little Red Riding Hood, Wonder Woman and Princess Jasmine.

 

Instagram

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Together, the Kardashian-Jenner clan has over 774 million followers on Instagram. Kim alone has 190 million, a mind-blowing number of people who follow and comment on every post and every action the daring star does, from fitting a dress to breakfast, from a day with the kids to the red carpet at the Met Gala. If the TV has put the spotlight on her, it was IG that made her the most popular contemporary pop-icon in America, so much so that the CFDA awarded her the first Influencer Award

 

Jean Paul Goude

Jean-Paul Goude is the author of the shots with which Kim broke the Internet. The famous French artist photographed the star for Paper magazine, highlighting her B-side: with and without a black PVC evening dress, while holding a glass of champagne on her backside. The pose recalls a photo taken in 1082 by Goude himself to model Caroline Beaumont, inspired by Saartjie Baartman shots of a South African woman with such an incredible butt that she was a freak show attraction in 19th century London.

 

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Kim has spent her entire life in the golden world of Beverly Hills, between exclusive parties, luxury cars, the finest clothes and accessories. That elite lifestyle was upgraded when the E! cable network aired the first episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians on October 14, 2007. In over a decade, reality has helped family members become successful businesswomen, especially Kim. From the early seasons when she was a 20-year-old haunted by the ghost of her sex tape, sidelined as a second-level celebrity who spent her time between godmother gigs at motor shows and shopping sessions with Paris Hilton, Kim has emerged as an established celebrity with assets valued approximately $900 million. 

 

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is Kim's hometown. She grew up in Beverly Hills, but, since she married Kanye West she lives in Hidden Hills. Together with her husband, an architecture enthusiast, and minimalist guru Axel Vervoordt, she converted the property purchased in 2014 for $20 million into "a futuristic Belgian monastery", where cream-colored bare surfaces reign supreme and all the furniture is minimized, made of light and natural materials, with pieces designed by Vervoordt himself combined with works by Pierre Jeanneret and other greats of design.

 

Met Gala

Mrs Kardashian West is one of the most highly admired and criticized guests to walk the red carpet at the Met Gala. Last year Kim caught the attention of reporters walking up the stairs leading to the entrance of the museum in a custom Thierry Mugler dress that fit her body perfectly, highlighting every curve, a tribute to the one worn by Sophia Loren in the 1957 film Boy on a Dolphin. In previous editions, the influencer wore different outfits and brands: from the Versace long dress full of gold glitter, inspired by the Atelier Versace FW97 collection, to the silver Balmain with side slit; from the total white minimalist by Vivienne Westwood to the feathered garment by Roberto Cavalli, to the blue dress by Lanvin chosen in 2014. Memorable, though not successful, the debut of 2013. For her first Met Gala, Kim chose a creation by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, a high-necked floral dress with long sleeves and split thigh that sparked criticism and a shower of memes. The most positive comments compared the influencer to a sofa. Kim, who was pregnant with North at the time, later confessed to crying the whole way home.

 

Naked selfie

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Kim is proud of her body and has always exhibited it without any fear, as a sign of empowering. She posted a stream of naked selfies, belfies and other details showing her beauty, although lately she's been trying to limit that kind of shots.  In a recent interview with The Cut she said: 

It is as if I woke up. I realised I could not even scroll through Instagram in front of my kids without full nudity coming up on my feed pretty much all the time. And I definitely contributed to that. 

Oufits

Her favourite designers are Balmain, GivenchyMuglerVivienne Westwood and Versace. Kim often mixes their outfits, corsets, shaping lingerie, slip dresses with athletic pieces, often by Yeezy. Among her essentials, in fact, there are also crop tops, biker shorts, sweatshirts and bodysuits that she loves to match with high boots or sneakers.  

 

Paris Hilton

In 2006, Paris Hilton had had a fight with Nicole Richie and needed a new BFF to go out shopping and attend the top parties in L.A. For a while, that role was played by the girl who was decluttering at her closet, Kim Kardashian. The two shared a huge bank account, a love of designer labels and the talent for catching the attention of paparazzi with the mere merit of being famous for being famous. From the early 2000s until today the girls have been dating less and less, but recently the two friends are back together for the latest SKIMS campaign.

 

Quotes

Although she is now trying to sound more serious and intellectual, Kim is famous for her not-so-brilliant statements. Here are three of the most absurd:

It annoys me whenever someone says, 'What do you actually do?' All I think is, 'How are you so ignorant that you don't know?' I mean, what an uneducated question.

I'll cry at the end of the day. Not with fresh makeup.

I started wearing underwear a month ago, I had never used it before.

 

Robbery

The worst moment Mrs Kardashian West has experienced in recent years, if we exclude Kanye's deliriums on Twitter, was the robbery that took place on October 3, 2016. Kim was in France for the PFW a group of men disguised as policemen broke into her hotel room, tied her up, pointed a gun to her temple and stole away a ring worth 4 million dollars, a jewelry box worth 5 million euros and two phones. 

 

SKIMS

SKIMS  is Kim's solution wear brand. Created to allow all women to harmonize the silhouette without sacrificing comfort, enhancing curves and supporting the body, the range of shaping and containing underwear promotes diversity and inclusiveness, offering a range of 11 sizes ranging from XXS to 4XL and 9 colors available for each garment divided by skin tone. Among the SKIMS must-have garments are Solution Shorts, one-leg shorts designed to be worn under deep slit skirts, but also the Open Bust Slim Dress, a tight-fitting petticoat that creates a sort of contouring effect on the body. Among the novelties launched by the brand these days there is also a velour tracksuits line, presented with an advertising campaign in which Kim and Paris Hilton are the stars.

 

Thierry Mugler

Kim Kardashian West's love for vintage clothes is well documented. The reality star loves to revisit some of fashion's most beloved collections and fills her wardrobe with pieces from the 1990s and early 2000s. She has worn minidress from Versace's FW97 collection, Jean-Paul Gaultier's SS94 tattoo leggings and, above all, many garments by Thierry Mugler, the designer she also chose for her latest Met Gala look, helping to bring the brand back into the spotlight.

 

US Vogue

When, in 2014, Kim and her future husband Kanye, appeared dressed as newlyweds (she in Lanvin, although on the day of the yes she wore a Givenchy) in a cover of Vogue US shot by Anne Leibovitz, the fashonistas from around the world rose up against Anna Wintour. The director responded to the criticism:

Part of the pleasure of editing Vogue, one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it. I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye.

 

Vanessa Beecroft

Multidisciplinary artist Vanessa Beecroft has worked with Kanye West for more than a decade. Their paths crossed for the first time for the release of the album 808s & Heartbreak, in 2014 they worked together on the video of the track Only One and Yeezy's first shows. In 2018 Beecroft lent her talent to another family member, Kim. The artist took pictures of the campaign for the launch of KKW Body perfume, which became famous for the bottle that recalls the shapes of the celebrity's body. 

 

West Kanye

Despite continued rumors of an impending divorce and her husband's increasingly delusional social postings, Kim and Kanye have been together for a decade. They met for the first time on the set of a music video of Brandy. He immediately falls in love with her and courts her even though Kim is still married to Kris Humphries. In the end she divorces and starts a love affair with the rapper. Between ups and downs, four children, many shots together, quarrels and declarations of reciprocal love, their marriage, celebrated in Italy, goes on.

 

X-Rated

Kim's love past has been quite turbulent. Three husbands, some flirting and a sex tape that seems to be the most-watched porn of all time. It was 2007 when Vivid Entertainment released the private performance of the KUWTK star and with the then boyfriend Ray-J, just over 40 minutes that went viral and brought the Kardashian to fame. In the last 13 years, speculation about who really leaked the video has multiplied, sometimes accusing Kim herself, sometimes her momager, what is apparently sure is that Kanye West's wife and Ray-J still cashes in about $360,000 a year thanks to those hot sequences.

 

Yeezy

Kim is Yeezy's most important brand ambassador. The businesswoman supports her husband and often wears the neutral tones items he designs. Several years ago, to return the favor, West filled L.A. with clones of Kim, stars of the Yeezy Season 6 campaign

 

Zodiac Sign 

Kim was born on October 21, 1980, so she is Libra, ascendant Sagittarius. The star fully reflects the characteristics of her zodiac sign: she loves beauty, fashion, harmony, couple's life and has a strong sense for justice.