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Flashback Files: The Evolution Of Kim Kardashian West’s Red Carpet Style

Flashback Files: The Evolution Of Kim Kardashian West’s Red Carpet Style

The Evolution Of Kim Kardashian West's Red Carpet Style Rave

In 2006, Kim Kardashian West came onto the scenes as Paris Hilton’s best friend and closet organizer. Little did we know she would soon become a household name. By 2007 when Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered on E!, literally everyone couldn’t get enough of Kim Kardashian as every single detail of her life made news and her style wasn’t left out.

When it came down to her style, Kim K. started off by wearing high-end party dresses and in the early years of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the reality star was seen making laid-back red carpet appearances in jeans and knee-high boots followed by a series of wrap dresses and platform wedges.

Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian

Fast forward to 2012, Kim began dating her now-husband Kanye West, and her style took a dramatic turn. Being an emerging designer at the time, Kanye’s influence began to show and the result was a sleeker by the day Kim K. Soon, Kim became a regular at many couture fashion shows and advanced to designer outfits from the likes of Givenchy and Balmain.

Kim Kardashian West wearing Balmain
Wearing Balmain in 2020

Irrespective of how much her style has evolved over the years — from a clubwear-heavy wardrobe to high fashion labels — Kim Kardashian has always maintained a penchant for skintight silhouettes that have become her signature style throughout the years.


In recent times, exotic leathers, pastels, a rotation of nude colours, sheer pieces, an elevated take on athleisure, monochromatic styles in earthy-tones, an interesting play on proportions and custom made outfits have made up the most of Kim’s wardrobe.

Here is how Kim Kardashian West’s style has evolved over the years…

2006

2006 The Evolution Of Kim Kardashian West's Red Carpet Style
World Premiere Of The Godfather The Game On Xbox 360

2007

2007 The Evolution Of Kim Kardashian West's Red Carpet Style
Jay-Z Celebrates “Kingdom Come” Album Release Party – Image source: Michael Tran / FilmMagic

2008

2008 Golden Nymph Awards
Golden Nymph Awards

2009

Emmy Awards

2010

Vanilla Cupcake Mix launch party – Image source: Toby Canham / Getty Images


2011

Wearing Kaufman Franco at the Grammy Awards – Image Source: Getty / Gregg DeGuire

2012

The Evolution Of Kim Kardashian West's Red Carpet Style
amfAR Gala in Elie Saab – Image Source: Getty / Andreas Rentz

2013

The Evolution Of Kim Kardashian West's Red Carpet Style
Wearing Givenchy at the Met Gala – Image Sources: Angela Weiss / Getty Images and Larry Busacca / Getty Images

2014

Wearing Atsuko Kudo to promote her fragrance Fleur Fatale – Image Source: Getty / Scott Barbour

2015

The Evolution Of Kim Kardashian West's Red Carpet Style
Wearing Roberto Cavalli at the Met Gala


2016

The Evolution Of Kim Kardashian West's Red Carpet Style
Wearing Balmain at the Met Gala

2017

The Evolution Of Kim Kardashian West's Red Carpet Style
Wearing Chalayan top and Balenciaga boot pants at the NBCUniversal Upfront – Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

2018

Wearing Versace at the Business of Fashion issue launch

2019

Wearing Thierry Mugler at the Met Gala

2020

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the 2020 Oscars
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party 2020

Photo credit: Instagram | Kimkardashian, As captioned, Getty Images


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