Kim Kardashian can’t get designer samples: ‘That’s fashion snobbery’

Kim Kardashian

This story will probably amuse a great deal of you, but the great Kim Kardashian has been snubbed by the fashion industry. These are actually photos from the Kim’s feature in the Elle’s March issue (the one with Taylor Swift on the cover), and this shoot was apparently a very long road to come by. That is, stylist Nicola Formichetti (the dude that usually styles Lady Gaga) became quite exasperated when he reached out for samples for the shoot, and nearly all of the designers denied his requests to dress Kim!

While it’s very easy to assume that any reputable designer would refuse to dress a woman who is only known as a reality star, I think there’s something else to this phenomenon. That is, Kim doesn’t know how to wear clothes to flatter her (admittedly atypical) body. She insists upon wearing clothing that is way too small for her and that only highlights her (allegedly fake) ass. So I can understand if designers would be hesitant to promote their brands by dressing someone who would probably insist on samples that are five sizes too small. Eventually, Mr. Formichetti found willing guinea pigs in Robert Cavalli and Tom Ford for this shoot, but he still describes the gig as “a challenge.” This poor dude:

Kim Kardashian

Formichetti on how hard it is to dress Kim for free: “‘People wouldn’t lend me the clothes, But that’s fashion snobbery. She’s not the It Girl yet, but she will be.”

This new stylist will transform her: “I love being transformed and I love, like, your vision of who you think I am. That’s always so inspiring to me and so interesting to see someone else’s take on me.”

She’s so low maintenance: “I travel alone. I don’t have an entourage and I’m sick of my family right now and they’re my only entourage! I like to vibe out by ourselves, and sometimes when you have lots of other people there, it gets in the way.”

[From Elle]

It’s hard not to take issue with the fact that Kim persists in wearing clothing that is too small for her. Of course, Formichetti is a bit unaware himself if he cogently describes Kim as a future “it girl,” because honestly, she’s on the downslide of her extended 15 minutes of fame.

After all that hassle, Formichetti managed to wrangle a half-way decent shoot out of the willing designers in this Elle issue. Here are the results — they’re really not that bad at all, right?

Kim Kardashian

Photos courtesy of Elle

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  1. gee says:

    Fashion people refuse to dress anyone who isn’t a size 2. (A real size 2). In Mindy Kaling’s book she talks about this. It’s actually really gross how sizeist they are.

  2. Dawn says:

    No not snobbery at all. I thought she and her boyfriend were both so called designers so they should both be wearing those clothes. The ugly just oozes from her like lava out of a volcano. Yuk.

  3. marie says:

    please never let her become the “It Girl”.. and low maintenance, does she think we’re dumb?

    something nice, the photos are decent.

  4. Daahling says:

    If by “it girl” they mean how to evolve a lucrative porn career into reality television, I concur.

  5. DailyNightly says:

    No way she is fitting her ass into designer samples.

  6. Micki says:

    It’s all about image and when I think about hers…I don’t believe the size is the real problem.

  7. mel says:

    Lol Kimmy K said she wears a jean size 27. She wishes.

    On a side note, designers probably didn’t want to give her clothes because she is trashy. Fashion mags dressed people much bigger than her and had no problem finding clothes that fit.

    • Lady D says:

      I wear size 27 jeans. I have been skin and bones my whole life. Straight up and down, no curves. There is no way in hell she wears S27 jeans. (or maybe I just need to check the size of my ass again lol.)

      • crazycatlady says:

        She said she wore a 27 jean? Maybe a 27 inseam…Because she’s so damn short. Of course, I’m just as short, but I weigh 104-110 depending on the day, and I only fit a 27 waist on the lower end of that range. (I once was a size 0-1 and weighed @100.) Yeah, bitch is certainly delusional about her size. Of course, she’s delusional cuz she thinks people believe her lies about all the plastics and fake-assery she tries to pull (oh, what I wouldn’t give for a doctor or nurse with the truth to come forward and expose the ho…)

  8. Ms Kay says:

    Fashion snobbery? More like Fashion smart decision methinks.

  9. PrettyTarheelFan says:

    Adele in Valentino and Oscar de la Renta begs to differ…I don’t think it’s a size issue, darlin’.

  10. littlemissnaughty says:

    And this is news how? The entire fashion industry is built on exclusivity. You think Hermès or Prada come up with their prices to make huge profits? No. They want the circle of people who carry their products to remain small and exclusive. And classy. Folks at Givenchy are probably having seizures every time she steps out with those boots.

  11. Susie Q says:

    On ET (Canada version I think) last night the hostess called Kim a superstar? Pretty sad state of affairs if Kim Kardashian is considered a superstar. Designers have a right to give, or not give, their clothes to whoever the hell they want. Buy them yourself if you like them so much.

  12. Nibbi says:

    those massively sucked cheekbones, inexplicably, just make me really annoyed.

  13. dorothy says:

    Agree, not a size issue it’s the fact that the designers don’t want their label to be associated with her.

  14. Nanz01 says:

    “I love, like, your vision of who you think I am.” This says a lot about Kim Kardashian.

  15. Ojulia123 says:

    “I like to vibe out by ourselves…”


  16. bns says:

    Why is she even being featured? Ugh

  17. Hoya_chick says:

    She is trashy, has no style and everything she wears looks instantly cheap and tacky. I wouldn’t want her wearing my clothes either! I hope this means her 15 minutes are waning.

  18. Nicolette says:

    Maybe if there was a label called ‘House of Skank’ or ‘Ho-tcouture’ she’d be their girl.

  19. nofkksgiven says:

    It’s sad to see so many women on this site continually feel giddy about downing Kim K for her sexual choices…

    • MonicaQ says:

      I don’t think it’s “downing” her but more or less “she did jack and squat to be ‘famous’ other than get pee-ed on”. Kind of like Paris Hilton is just the daughter of a mil(bil)ionare and did nothing either and the vitriol that was hurled her way.

      Personally, I don’t care. She’s not worth watching regardless. Reading takes far less time than the TV.

    • Happymom says:

      If she chooses to be peed on in the privacy of her own home-whatever floats your boat! That she parlayed that video into some kind of mainstream “career” and fame whores herself is what people get mad about.

    • RN says:

      Oh god, not this again. Listen, if you have a daughter and she makes a porn tape that’s viewed extensively, which you yourself helped to distribute, then let’s talk about your “pro sex, anti shaming” POV.

    • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

      Actually nofkksgiven, what is “sad” is to watch a beautiful young woman sexually debase and degrade herself for a chance at fame and fortune.
      And explain to me why, if KK had freely and of sound mind chosen to be filmed in a scatological pornography film, why did she never do another one? Why isn’t she standing behind her *sexual choice* and marketing the hell out of it like she does everything else?
      The truth is, she is a victim of her pimp of a mother, degenerates like Ray-Jay, and a culture that rewards vulgarity.
      And it IS sad.

    • Bijlee says:

      See people just bring it up because its what got her “brand” started. Honestly more women on this site criticize her because of how dishonest and just gross she is. The woman literally does nothing, starts scandals, lies continually, is a goldigger, and GREEDY. She’s vapid and self absorbed and that’s where most of the criticism of her and her family comes from. I’m surprised by the number of people that blindly defend her when all she does is make money for nothing.

  20. Cathy says:

    Why doesn’t Kayne just dress her for these “photo shoots”? He’s supposably got his own fashion line. If they’re so much in love he should dress her.

  21. Lolly says:

    I think I now why Kim’s face looks so different from when she was younger, bitch has gotten chicken cutlets fitted into her cheeks. She looks really gross

  22. tabasco says:

    i might actually die of shock if someone (including her) ever decided to actually style her in a less wrought, aging mob wife kind of way. it could still be glamorous! i’m thinking the janet jackson/herb ritts look from the love will never do vid.

  23. Amory says:

    It does not surprise me that any designer would be anxious to dress a former porn star or someone on par with Snooki.

  24. Jen says:

    Ugh. If I was a designer, I wouldn’t want my clothes on a pr0n star who got peed on.

  25. RHONYC says:

    i don’t see why she doesn’t reach into her fat (no pun intended) wallet and just have her clothes custom made to her proportions instead of giving fashion so much power. be independent.

    jussayin. :-(

  26. skuddles says:

    I bet Glad would be happy to loan her a couple trash bags from their latest collection.

  27. MyLeNe - Montreal says:

    THANK you GOD .. This news make my day ! i want more news like that ! Snob her Snob her please !!!

  28. BGirl81 says:

    I’m uncomfortable just looking at her! OY. I think even the skinniest people look larger when they wear their clothes too tight, because you get the fabric pulling situation that screams loud and clear, “Sh*t doesn’t fit, y’all!” The funniest part about this fool doing this is that no one, not NO ONE, would ever know what size she had on or even speculate about if it fit properly. I always say her next fragrance should be called “Delusional Ho”.

  29. KellyinSeattle says:

    Let me see if I can say something nice: Okay, I like the shoes.

  30. swack says:

    These pictures do nothing for her. If this is high fashion then you can have it.

  31. Max says:

    Brands like Louis Vuitton, or Christian Louboutin are now mere status symbol that anyone with money can purchase.

    A Celine bag should be exclusive to a certain elite.
    When you see the Jenner sisters having five of them, that whole aura is gone.

    They can be snobbish all they want but most of their customers are tacky nouveaux riches.

  32. TalkyTina Don't like you says:

    It’s not snobbery. Some people (unlike E! And Ryan Seacrest) don’t want their brand associated with someone who obtained “fame” from being pissed on. And who is now knocked-up by a shi*ty raper whilst still married to another man!
    Too bad more people in this country are not “snobs” to this idiot and her whole family!

  33. PinkG says:

    All I see in these pictures is a ton of plastic surgery and a ton of Photoshop.

  34. carriemathison503 says:

    She looks like Amy winehouse.

  35. HappyJoyJoy says:

    She bastarizes brands. Why is he so surprised no one but Kanye will “dress” her? The blind leading the blind.

  36. Lauren says:

    It’s simple Anna Wintour controls the fashion world. Karl Lagerfeld has commented on various occasions along with other fashion designers that when she sits front row at european fashion shows if she expresses distaste for anything this can bring down a whole show/designers vision. The doc on her “September Issue” solidifies this persona as well.

    Anna Wintour is said to hate Kim Kardashian and thinks she is tacky and gaudy. Anna has said that Kim K will never appear on American Vogue in a million years. I don’t think any designers would go against the top gun in the industry nor do I think they’d want to. I also sure they probably don’t want their brand associated with her. They’d rather dress others who didn’t make a career appearing in a sex tape .

    I find it refreshingly different that there is a group out there she is dying to get into but seeing that she can’t buy everyones love. I am sure she feels entitled to a lot as well. This I am sure will knock her and Kanye (who is struggling to break into the fashion world) back a peg or two. They both have such egotistical personalities. Under Anna’s watch Kim will not be an ‘it’ fashion girl anytime in the future.

  37. Alexa says:

    This futher goes to prove that the kardashians 15mins is about to end.they are on 14:58.its really been so amount of pr stunt can prevent the inevitable

  38. Heather says:

    That first picture of her is sooo so bad! Ickkk

  39. aquarius64 says:

    To the tune of “Bingo”:

    Kim hoochie-fies the clothes she wears,
    it’s now her claim to fame-o,


    And Bimbo is her name-o!!

  40. Jub-Jub says:

    “she’s on the downslide of her extended 15 minutes of fame”

    FINALLY!!! The Kardashians have been around way too long!

  41. Lee says:

    They can keep their fashion samples. Queen Kardashian is fashion.

  42. fritanga says:

    This has nothing to do with her size, but rather with her standing as a vacuous, dull famewhore with no visible talent. Why would any reputable designer who wants to be taken seriously lend clothes to this awful, tasteless, classless woman?

    Might as well lend clothes to Snooki or Lohan (who would then steal them).