Anyone with eyes will agree: Kim Kardashian is one of the reigning queens of fashion in the 21st century. However, like most style mavens, sometimes she totally nails it — and other times, she leaves fans wondering where her head was at when she got dressed that morning. Her best and worst outfits are certainly something to behold.
No matter the public’s opinions on her style prowess, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star takes fashion — both street style and her event wardrobe — incredibly seriously. Kim rarely steps out without full glam and a trendy ‘fit, even if it’s a comfortable chic pair of sweatpants and Yeezy sneakers.
When it comes to parties, awards shows or galas, the Skims founder is known to go all out with her wardrobe. The middle Kardashian sister opened up about her epic 40th birthday party theme and outfit, custom-made for her by a fashion legend. “I had the best plan,” Kim told Grazia in October 2020. “It was going to be called, ‘Wild, Wild Miss West’s 40th Birthday.’ I had Manfred Thierry Mugler make me a metal costume. Like, a cowgirl costume.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the longtime reality star had to scrap her initial plan for the birthday bash — and her dress went with it. However, she wants to unveil the garment at another event in the near future. “It is insane,” the starlet gushed over the custom look. “We did virtual fittings. I don’t even want to waste it on a party for myself with five people. I want it to be something. So, I’m thinking maybe next year. I can have it on my 41st. We can still call it my 40th, right?”
That wasn’t the first time the former E! personality has worked closely with the couture label on a custom piece. In fact, Kim’s iconic wet-look Met Gala outfit was also designed by Mugler. “This is the first time in 20 years Mr. Mugler has designed for the House of Mugler,” Kim told Vogue in May 2019. “So to come and design this gown for me is such an honor. This is about eight months in the making. He envisioned me this California girl stepping out of the ocean, wet, dripping.”
Fast forward three years later and Kim was deemed Balenciaga’s newest ambassador in September 2022. From full-length bodysuits to gloves couture, the Kardashians star, the beauty mogul took the fashion world by storm.
Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of Kim’s best and worst outfits of all time!