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Kim Kardashian For New York Mag Fashion Issue

13 August 2012, 14.23 | Posted in celebrity | No comments »

KimK2 540x360 Kim Kardashian For New York Mag Fashion Issue

In a nicely-written cover story titled “What Will The Fashion World Do With Kim Kardashian,” for New Yorkmagazine’s “Fashion Issue,” the author examines the exclusionary nature of the fashion world and the dilemma that Kardashian presents. Here’s a snippet:

While the attacks [on Kardashian] may derive partly from a good-faith aesthetic response to some of the clothing she wears, at least as much of it seems to stem from an aversion to non-eating-disorder body types and a broader snobbery and classicism. Fashion likes to celebrate and appropriate street culture and even trash culture, except when it doesn’t.

Every club does some gate keeping so it’s not surprising that fashion has some rules around who its snobbiest members (see Anna Wintour and her enforcer Andre Leon Talley) will and will not allow as members. The article mentions that the Olsen Twins have been embraced by fashion but in their early days they were not. Neither was the now highly-celebrated Victoria Beckham. For the record, us Snobettes enjoy the heck out of both Kardashian and her man.

Kardashian will eventually make her way in if she sticks to it and becomes less popular to the masses, not to mention ends her partnership with Sears, only the unhippest retailer on the planet. It also probably depends on what happens with her and Kanye. If they wed, have children and thus Kardashian becomes a proper “lady” then no doubt the six-page Vogue spread with her two gorgeous children shown around her posh mansion will follow. 

See a behind-the-scenes cover shot here and more editorial images on the next page.

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