Fashion insiders enraged after Kim Kardashian wins first CFDA Influencer Award
While the reality star seemed humbled and delighted with this prestigious recognition, fashion insiders were less than delighted
Whether you want to believe it or not, Kim Kardashian West is an influencer to millions of people worldwide, if not the US alone. However, according to Radar Online, a lot of people in the fashion industry are not really pleased with Kim's newest accolade as a fashion influencer.
Recently, Kim received the CFDA Influencer Award, which is the first ever award granted by The Council of Fashion Designers of America. The CFDA is an organization that endeavors to strengthen the impact of American fashion in the global economy, as per its website.
“I am kind of shocked that I am winning a fashion award when I am naked most of the time,” Kim joked as she accepted her award. “But this is seriously such an honor, so thank you to the CFDA for this award.”
“I’m super inspired by my husband fashion-wise,” she added. “He really helps me with all my looks and my makeover if you want to call it that. He is my best stylist.”
Although the organization was quite happy to present the award to the 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star, who herself was too happy to receive it, quite a lot of people in the fashion industry reportedly do not approve of Kim getting that honor.
“It’s ridiculous,” an insider told the NY Post. “I’m just completely baffled. What is she influencing? People, to have a very false sense of beauty and body?”
Famous fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone also agreed with the insider's thoughts, saying, “I’ve never woken up in the morning and wondered, ‘What is Kim Kardashian doing today, and how is that going to affect my industry?’ ”
However, it is being speculated by many industry insiders that the KKW beauty mogul only received the award because the CFDA wanted to stay relevant and “with it.”
“It’s the same as the Met Ball. In the days of the old Met Ball, it was about New York society and fashion and designers,” said designer Jeffrey Banks, who is a member of the Emeritus Board of the CFDA. “Now you have people who are really not connected to fashion at all taking up a lot of space on that carpet.”
As per Radar Online, Kim was not even aware of all the hate that she was getting over her award, and she learned of it only after a party-goer brought it to her attention. However, she took all of that hatred in her stride and continued to gush over all the magazine covers that she's been a part of in the past.
“There’s really nothing in between for me. I’m either in sweats or a gown,” Kim said. “That’s how I’ve always been. I’ve always been in a Juicy sweat suit or a dress!”