Is Kim Kardashian Feuding With Naomi Campbell?

Kim Kardashian is one of the biggest names in fashion and her cutting-edge looks make headlines day after day. From her early days on the scene, rocking low-rise jeans, frosted eyeshadow, and low-cut tops to her ’70s-inspired looks of late, Kardashian seems to keep getting better and better.

However, rumors have arisen recently of a fashion feud between her and the iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Kim Kardashian’s fashion evolution

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Kim Kardashian first burst onto the scene in the early 2000s and became a red-carpet fixture as Paris Hilton’s best friend and personal stylist. At the time, Kardashian had a particular fondness for body-conscious clothing that flaunted her impressive figure, as well as bold jewelry and lots of bright colors.

Kardashian tried lots of different looks throughout her early days of fame and often experimented with glamorous gowns as well as wide-leg trousers and distressed jeans.

After she started dating rapper Kanye West in 2012, Kardashian’s style underwent a definite shift. She started appearing in more monochromatic colors, including lots of black, white, and grey and developed a clear preference for clean silhouettes and modern, sleek shapes. She often cites West’s example as the inspiration for her new look and says that he went through her closet with her, helping her develop a bold new look.

In addition to her clothing updates, Kardashian started changing her hairstyle more frequently. Where in the old days, she had a preference for big waves and bouffant hair, in the past several years, she has turned to long, sleek strands and occasional platinum-blonde dye jobs.

Why does Kim Kardashian copy Naomi Campbell?

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Although West is Kardashian’s partner in life as well as fashion, she has several other fashion influences as well. One of the biggest seems to be the supermodel Naomi Campbell. Campbell first became famous in the mid-90s, as the tall, leggy model slaying runways everywhere with her fierce stare and long, stunning locks.

Kardashian followers started noticing that at several recent events, the star would show up in outfits that seemed directly inspired by (or even exact replicas of) some of Campbell’s iconic dresses and pantsuits.

As it turns out, many of the dresses that Kardashian has been wearing looked so familiar because they were – in several cases, Kim Kardashian was actually borrowing the original outfit worn by Campbell and having it altered to fit her figure by that specific fashion house.

Fans were divided on Kardashian’s decision to copy Campbell’s looks, and many took to social media to express outrage that she would so openly copy another star’s clothing choices, even down to the same hairstyle and texture. 

Is Campbell angry with Kardashian?

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While some fans are angry, it seems like there might be no real bad blood between Naomi Campbell and Kim Kardashian. In a recent interview, Kardashian was asked about her habit of copycatting Campbell’s style. Kardashian revealed that not only is she incredibly inspired by the fashion of the 90s overall, Campbell herself is the “ultimate glam muse.”

She went on to clarify that while many fashion magazines tried to make it seem as though Campbell didn’t like the overt homages, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Kardashian said that she’s had many conversations with Campbell and that she’s made it clear to the supermodel that she is incredibly inspired by her legacy. Campbell, on her side, has apparently laughed off the fashion feud rumors and has no bad blood towards Kardashian. 

While it seems likely that Kim Kardashian will always raise eyebrows, no matter what her choice in clothing, in this case, there’s no underlying drama – just a healthy amount of respect and love.