Why did Khloe Kardashian & other celebrities fire stylist Monica Rose?

There has been some conversation about 2017 being the year that people finally stop giving a sh-t about the Kardashians. The ratings for Keeping Up with the Kardashians have plummeted. Kim is basically just cycling through old storylines (“I want another baby!”) in an effort to get people to stop paying attention to her. Khloe’s always in Cleveland with her boyfriend. And no one ever cared about Kourtney. So, I’m genuinely worried that the following story might be some new fake-controversy cooked up by Lucifer’s Homegirl, Kris Jenner. Except that if it was manufactured controversy, I honestly think that the Kardashians would be playing it differently. You see, apparently the whole clan has dumped their influential stylist, Monica Rose. And no one is saying why or how. Page Six made it sound like something major is about to come out:

Celebrity clients of superstylist Monica Rose are parting ways with her under mysterious circumstances, we’re told. In recent days, several longtime devotees — including top models Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, as well as reality stars Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian — have stepped away from her service.

The fashion world is buzzing with theories about the schism — which began several weeks ago — as the mass exodus of famous clients happened so fast. Rose posted pictures of Hadid in a look designed by Rose as recently as three weeks ago, and Khloé was referring to Rose as her stylist just five weeks ago.

Adding to the intrigue, Rose recently hired a lawyer to keep some of the wilder scuttlebutt out of the headlines.

It’s believed that Rose still counts Cara Delevingne and Chanel Iman among her high-profile clients, and a source told Page Six on Friday that Chrissy Teigen is still “on board.” W Magazine reported on Friday that Kendall has hired Beyoncé’s stylist Marni Senofonte. Rose — who also used to style Kim Kardashian, and was credited with overhauling Kim’s look into her much-admired pared-down monochromatic style — had been close to the famous family since 2007, when she met Kim while working in an LA boutique.

Rose has since become a fashion powerhouse, with the Web site Fashionista even identifying a “Monica Rose effect” for her part in “shaping the aesthetic of the social-media generation.” An industry insider called the split “crazy,” adding that Rose put the Kardashian clan “on the map” in the fashion world.

Although the Kardashians had interacted frequently with Rose on Instagram, as of Friday none of them were following Rose on Instagram.

[From Page Six]

If only the Kardashians were dumping Rose, I would say that Monica Rose did something to disturb the balance, internally, within the family. Like, maybe she slept with someone. Considering all of the headlines are about how Khloe (in particular) fired her, my theory is that Monica might have slept with Khloe’s boyfriend, Tristan Thompson? But if other celebrities are firing her too, and she’s hired a lawyer? I don’t think it’s a sex scandal. More like… something shady is going on financially, probably. Stylists have so much power in Hollywood, and I would imagine – judging solely from The Rachel Zoe Project, which I used to watch – that it would be easy for a well-known stylist to manipulate the stylist-fashion house-celebrity world for nefarious purposes.

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  1. Alp says:

    Selling stories perhaps?

  2. JennyJenny says:

    Ummmm, maybe they finally looked at some of their OUTFITS??

  3. Alleycat says:

    What other celebs besides the kardashians have dropped her? It said only Gigi Hadid, who is basically another Kardashian? Because Chrissy and Cara are still using her. Probably just family drama and there’s no story line that could interest me. Pl are let this family fall off the map.

    • rahrahrooey says:

      Yea, that’s what I’m wondering too? I’m guessing this is solely Kardashian related.

  4. Nancy says:

    I was flipping through Sunday nights tv and had a quick stop at their show. Same ole same ole. Kris whining Caitlyn is mean to her, Kim and Kourtney afraid (jealous) that Rob is going to have another season with Chyna, Kendall jealous of Caitlyn’s attention to Kylie. STOP. Couldn’t take any more. I hate Khloe for putting that Kardashian curse on Tristan, although if he was sleeping with this women, karma took a huge bite out of her huge butt. Their shelf life has expired.

  5. Lip-kit tragedy?

  6. RussianBlueCat says:

    Maybe Monica found out the Kardashians are not as wealthy as they appear to be? I have always felt it was smoke and mirrors when it comes to their finances. Monica could have wanted to get paid and got into a argument with Khloe(who seems to be the family’s protector or “Godfather”) then had her fired. Now Monica has hired a lawyer to pursue legal action to get her money. Or it could all be for another storyline for a show in ratings freefall

    • Sassback says:

      I think the Kardashians really are just wealthy as they seem to be.

    • Bridget says:

      They have made a ridiculous amount of money. But I wonder if they want to pay a stylist. She’s probably got a significant day rate now, and they’re likely not subsidized by a movie studio or television production, so it would be all out of pocket. And if I were to make a guess, they think they should get a discount for helping to make the stylist’s reputation (though the stylist also helped raise their profile, so it’s kind of a circular argument there). I find the inside baseball stuff about this fascinating.

  7. Redgrl says:

    Only came here to say she really looks like OJ Simpson in that photo where she’s wearing the red sack…

    • Nancy says:

      I agree. She looks very much like Sydney Simpson. Kris should be proud, awesome mother.

      • susanne says:

        Oh no! I thought her real daddy was the
        hairdresser of Kris. He had this big huge blonde hair….don’t make me look it up.

  8. Keri says:

    My theory is that they finally looked in the mirror.

  9. Talie says:

    Kendall, Gigi and Bella all use Elizabeth Sulcer…and have been for awhile.

  10. Zuzus Girl says:

    Ooooooh! They all stopped following her on Instagram! Isn’t that how WWII started? They are Interminably stuck in 9th grade with their constant fights and feuds. It’s boring, predictable and embarrassing. I do think it’s more story line than anything else.

    From a style perspective. She should have been fired on day 2 of her employment.

  11. Squiggisbig says:

    If she did sleep with Tristan the story on the Kardashian show will be that Tristan really was obsessed with khloe but she decided she didn’t want to get serious.

    • swak says:

      Radar On Line put up a story this weekend that Tristan dumped Khloe during playoffs in order to take a break. Didn’t read it and plus it’s ROL, so take it for what it is.

  12. tcbc says:

    The rumor is that they believe she was the “inside” accomplice on the robberies.

    • Hashtagwhat says:

      Wow. That would be insane.

    • HappyMom says:

      That is the only thing that would make sense.

      • Bridget says:

        It doesn’t really, though. A stylist of her stature would command a ridiculous day rate. She’d have to be seriously in debt for it to make any sense.

      • HappyMom says:

        @Bridget-drug problem? Shady boyfriend with a drug problem? She probably makes okay $ but not as much as these people she works for and got greedy.

      • Bridget says:

        It would have to be really serious. A top tier stylist charges thousands of dollars a day, easy. As an inside person, she’d have to be paid hundreds of thousands if not millions to make it worth her while over what she would make, which I don’t think would happen. Not to mention, why do you need an inside person when the Kardashians publicize everything?

    • Red says:

      Stole Kendall’s jewelry?

  13. Beth says:

    Too bad they can’t style themselves. I don’t have to hire or fire a stylist because I can pick out my own clothes

    • AnnaKist says:

      I don’t get this either, Beth. I look at my daughter and her friends, who study or work in regular, everyday jobs, and they always look fantastic, whether it’s in a casual outfit of jeans, sundresses, work wear a or all dolled-up for a special event. Same with me. I know what I like and what suits my body. Clothing decisions are not brain surgery.

      • MB says:

        Thats not what clients are paying stylists for. Yes, they can influence how a celebrity looks, but they bring value to the table by actually doing the leg work of pulling together a wide range of options, they physically track the items down, leverage their contacts to secure items for free or at a big discount, source hard-to-acquire outfits in time for a big event, arrange for the clothing to be altered, tee up accessories and suitable hair and makeup etc (not always, but often) and so on and so forth. Its a production. Making the final choice of what the celeb will wear to a particular event happens at the end after all the hard work has actually be done and typically rests with the client anyway.
        Sure, its not brain surgery but not many things are!

  14. Bridget says:

    I wonder if Monica Rose bumped up her rates to go with her higher profile, and the Kardashians felt they didn’t need to pay that much. The stylist-star relationship has a delicate balance; when it gets out of whack, the star thinks that they’re the ones who ‘make’ the designer, or the stylist thinks that they ‘make’ the image.

  15. African Sun says:

    Monica is the only A-List stylist who would work with Khlo when she wasn’t rake thin.

    Wonder what happened.

  16. Inas alsaadi says:

    They say on people that kylie was the first to break up with Monica . maybe its not Tristan, Tyga and Monica ..hmm

  17. Susan says:

    The article quoted breathlessly describes a slew of celebrities leaving her then just lists 3 Kardashian/Jenners and a close friend of one of them. I wouldn’t read too much into this being anything other than strictly Kardashian related

  18. Pandy says:

    I’m laughing at someone hiring Beyonce’s stylist. I don’t consider her to be particularly well dressed.