When Kim Kardashian started dating Kanye West, we had our suspicions that the designer-turned-rapper was sprucing up his new lady's wardrobe. See the monochrome matchy-matchy outfits, the sophisticated Celine garb and pairs of Giuseppe Zanotti heels replacing those rainbow-bright bandage dresses and glitzy gems. And now we have video proof that Kanye actually IS dressing up his girlfriend.
A recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, aired in the US this week, sees Kanye flaunting his fashwan know-how by purging Kim’s kloset. 'But babe, you gotta really clean out everything,' Mr West instructs. And so the 'ghetto' gear goes, a gazillion dollars worth of shoes are ditched while a shearling and patent leather Louis Vuitton bag doesn't stand a chance (to be fair, it is hideous). Is anyone else reminded of that Sex And The City episode when Carrie cleans out her closet to make space for Aiden's stuff? *shudders*
But, unlike Carrie, Kim has a designer boyfriend to replace her cast-offs with racks upon racks of KW-approved clobber. Oh, and there's a tailor to fit every garment to those Kardashian curves too. 'Kanye’s definitely inspired me to wanna like, be a little bit more of an individual,' Kim says. An individual who wears exactly what her boyfriend tells her to, appaz.
BTW: fret not about all those Louboutins ending up in bin bags - Kimmy K's reject pile is going straight to charity. Tweeting to her concerned followers, she said: 'The clothes I got rid of on tonight’s episode will be up on EBay next month for a charity auction! Going to Life Change Community Church.' Phewf for that.
Check out the clip below and let us know your thoughts on Kanye reshaping Kim's style. Is he adorably helpful or too controlling? We've seen the likes of Victoria Beckham giving David a man-over and we may or may not have banished an offending pair of velcro-fastened trainers from our boyfriend's feet, but this new wave of boyfriend-stylists has thrown us off kilter. We admit to being surprised when Jessica Biel revealed fiancé Justin Timberlake influences her fashion choices and we've already seen Kim seeking Kanye's approval on a previous episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians - but would YOU let your partner choose your outfits or politely ignore the ‘input’?