Kim Kardashian returned to Paris for the first time since her 2016 robbery

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive at the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show in Paris

Perhaps 2016 was really the best of time and the worst of times. We spent much of that year naively believing that there was no way an unhinged nutjob like Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination, much less the presidential election. We had so many great gossip stories that year too, from Kim Kardashian’s Day of Receipts to the Glorious Tiddlebanging Adventure. We had sad gossip stories too, like the breakup of Brangelina, and this one: Kim Kardashian’s robbery and assault in a Paris hotel.

At the time (October 2016), Kim was riding high – the Day of Receipts had been a wild success and had ushered in the #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty. Kim was in-demand at every fashion event around the world, and she and Kanye would regularly travel to see all of the big runway shows in Paris and New York. That’s what she was doing that week – she was with her sisters, attending fashion events, and she went back to her hotel earlier than everyone else. Armed gunmen stormed the hotel, broke into her room, tied her up and carried her into the bathtub. She begged for her life, and she said later she believed that she was about to be raped. Kim was traumatized for weeks and months afterwards. She’s been avoiding fashion shows and fashion weeks and the city of Paris ever since.

But this week, she returned. This was her first trip to Paris since that awful night. Kim and Kanye flew into Paris for the day, then flew back out to LA immediately after they attended the Louis Vuitton show (and they had lunch too). Kanye wanted to go to the LV show to support Virgil Abloh, who was named the first black artistic director of LV this year. Abloh is close with Kanye, and the Kardashian family, so Kim probably wanted to support him too. TMZ pointed out that Kim and Kanye significantly beefed up their security for the trip, and note how Kim isn’t wearing any jewelry at all. So… a good move for her. She’s had some therapy, she gave herself time to heal from the trauma, and she was ready to take this step. Well done. That being said, this jacket is a nightmare.

Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian draw a crowd at l'Avenue restaurant in Paris

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive at the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show in Paris

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  1. Nev says:

    I think she looks fabulous!!

  2. Char says:

    I can’t understand how she always wear the worst clothes for her body shape. She works out hard and still always looks bigger than she actually is. To me Kim always looks the best in the most simple clothes, like a black dress or jeans and t-shirt.

  3. Ms says:

    I didn’t realize she had been tied up. That’s some seriously scary stuff. I hope she is recovering well from that trauma. All the Kardashians drive me nuts but no one could deserve that.

  4. HadleyB says:

    So what happened to the “robbers”? What is going on with the case? We never heard from it ever after the whole media frenzy about it…it just went away.

  5. dot says:

    If they were at an LV fashion show, she is likely wearing what LV sent for her to wear. I think the color is great, but I’m not sure she would ever choose this for herself.

  6. Amelie says:

    Well considering she only stayed for the day I wouldn’t consider herself “healed” from the experience. She probably still has residual trauma from the robbery, it’s not an experience you just get over. I think it will be a long while before she does any kind of extended stay in Paris and I don’t blame her for it. What she went through was terrifying.

  7. kellybean says:

    That is a great colour on her but she looks like a real doll. Seriously.

  8. LORENA says:

    Color is great! I am happy to see her in a non neutral color but the jacket itself with all those different shaped pockets is terrible and her shoes are awful too!

  9. Kit says:

    She must have ankles of steel to walk in those shoes. I’m growing scar tissue just looking at them.

  10. smcollins says:

    Love the jacket, the color is beautiful. Hate the sunglasses, they look like ski goggles.

  11. ChillyWilly says:

    That would be such a cute jacket if not for all the stupid fanny packs stuck all over it.

  12. Mylene says:

    i still not believe she was a victim of roberry.