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Kim Kardashian's Style Evolution

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Since Keeping Up With the Kardashians became a solid staple in our guilty pleasure viewing diet, we've seen Kim Kardashian's style do a complete U-Turn. 

Once it was all rhinestones, shiny materials and big platform shoes but now she opts for a much sleeker look. Her sartorial turnaround has a lot to do with her husband Kanye West, who Kim credits with overhauling her look and who she tasked with throwing out nearly her entire wardrobe, when they began dating in 2012.

Recently, in an interview with Love magazine, Kim said: “I’d never spent time in London or Paris or seen what style was like around the world, so he wanted to bring in stylists to update my look. And they brought in things like snakeskin that I’d never seen before.”

While some question her status as a fashion icon, it's become hard to ignore the fact that this woman is constantly snapped wearing some of the chicest looks by some of the hottest designers. Not to mention that she's a regular on the front row during fashion week. 

Although she still likes to reveal a touch of cleavage and prefers a figure hugging cut, she's more likely to be seen Maison Margiela, Balmain, or even Alexander Wang or McQueen.

From appearing on the cover of Vogue with Kanye to posing in this month's Love magazine, it's clear that Kim Kardashian West has made her impact on the fashion industry and it looks like she's here to stay. 

Take a look at her style evolution in the gallery below

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    In an off-the-shoulder grey dress at the Flaunt Magazine 10th Anniversary Party, Los Angeles, December 2008

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    At the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, arrivals, the Staples Center, Los Angeles, February 2008

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    At the Power of Leather launch at the Hard Rock Cafe, New York, June 2009

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    In Stella McCartney at the Teen Choice Awards 2009 at Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, Los Angeles, August 2009

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    At the Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding, Los Angeles, September 2009

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    At the 6th Annual Hollywood Style Awards, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, October 2009

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    In Sass&Bide at the E! 20th Anniversary Party, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, May 2010

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    In Georges Hobeika at the LACMA presents 'The Unmasking' Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion Opening Gala, Los Angeles, September 2010

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Antonio Berardi at the Do Something Awards, Los Angeles, August 2011

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Victoria Beckham at the A Night of Style and Glamour to welcome newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, New York, August 2011

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    In Rouland Mouret at the Huffington Post Game Changers Gala, New York, October 2011

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    Kim and Kanye West start dating in April 2012. Here they are pictured out and about in New York.

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    In Catherine Malandrino at the S Weekly Annual 'Hot Hollywood Style' Issue Event, Los Angeles, April 2012

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    In Marchesa at the FiFi Fragrance Awards at The Brewery, London, May 2012

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    At the Cruel Summer film premiere, 65th Cannes Film Festival, France, May 2012

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Elie Saab at the amfAR Cinema Against Aids 2012 Gala, 65th Cannes Film Festival, France, May 2012

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    In Gucci at the Midori Parlour event, Los Angeles, September 2012

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Balmain at The Angel Ball, New York, October 2012

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    In Prabal Gurung at the Topshop Topman LA Opening Party, Los Angeles, February 2013

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Riccardo Tisci at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the Punk: Chaos To Couture exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 2013

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    Out and about in Los Angeles, May 2013

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    At the Givenchy show, Spring Summer 2014, Paris Fashion Week, September 2013

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Givenchy at the Mademoiselle C' film screening after party, Paris, October 2013

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Dolce&Gabbana at her 33rd Birthday Party, TAO Nightclub at The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, October 2013

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    Out and about in New York, November 2013

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    Out and about in New York, November 2013

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    At the Surface magazine event at Art Basel, Miami, December 2013

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In a Lanvin dress and Max Mara coat at the The Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment breakfast, Los Angeles, December 2013

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    Out and about in Paris, January 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In a Celia Kritharioti dress at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Oscars, Elton John AIDS Foundation Party, Los Angeles, March 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    Out and about in Miami, March 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Alexander McQueen, out and about in Los Angeles, March 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    Out and about in New York, March 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    At the Keeping Up With The Kardashians set filming, Los Angeles, April 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Lanvin at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating Charles James: Beyond Fashion, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    Out about about in Paris, May 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Balmain out and about in Paris, May 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Maison Martin Margiela out and about in Paris, May 2014

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    Out and about in Los Angeles, August 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Balmain at the MTV Video Music Awards Arrivals, Los Angeles, August 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In a Ralph&Russo skirt and Atsuko Kudo bodysuit at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in association with Hugo Boss, Royal Opera House, London, September 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Balmain at the Balmain show after party, Paris Fashion Week, September 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Chloe out and about in Paris, September 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Chanel out and about in Paris, October 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In a Wolford top and Alexander Wang skirt, out and about in Los Angeles, October 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In a Cushnie et Ochs dress at the LACMA: Art and Film Gala, Los Angeles, November 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Atsuko Kudo at the Fleur Fatale fragrance launch, Melbourne, Australia, November 2014

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Balmain at the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch, Los Angeles, February 2015

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    In Jean-Paul Gaultier at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, February 2015

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    Dress and coat by Lanvin out and about in New York, February 2015

  • Kim Kardashian's style evolution

    At the launch of Simon Huck's Command Entertainment Group, New York, February 2015

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