Are Kim and Kanye as iconic as they think they are??
Kelly Cutrone Says KimYe Aren’t Fashion Icons
Kanye West once said he’s as important to fashion as Apple founder Steve Jobs was to technology. But high fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone says not so fast, West.
Via NY Daily News reports:
“I don’t think there’s one person who really works in the fashion industry who gives a flying f*ck about Kanye West.
“I think they have no influence in the fashion world whatsoever. I mean, most people who watch the Kardashians’ (reality show) can’t afford Givenchy. I don’t mean to be mean. Are (counterfeiters) on Canal St. benefiting from it? Probably, but that’s not the fashion world.”
Kelly later says Kimye’s close bond with Givenchy boss Riccardo Tisci is nothing to brag about it either:
“There’s a movie called ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Givenchy is a good brand, but is it cutting edge? No. It’s a gazillion-year-old luxury brand from Europe.
The truth of the matter is that Kim Kardashian is not doing anything fresh in fashion, either. She’s not getting into the nitty-gritty, super avant-garde players. She’s not even wearing ( Vivienne ) Westwood yet.”
Cutrone, does however see the couple’s influence in today’s society:
“Have Kim and Kanye had an impact on pop culture? Absolutely. Do I think that (Vogue editor-at-large) Hamish Bowles wakes up in the morning, calls (former Vogue editor-at-large) Andre Leon Talley and says, ‘Did you see those pants that Kanye was rocking on ‘SNL’?’ No.”
Do you think Kelly is just being a hater or is she right? Does KimYe mean anything in the fashion world??