Fortunately for Kim Kardashian West, it was the one who partnered with her on the Fendi x Skims skintight brown leather dress and matching gloves she wore to the WSJ. Innovator Awards on Monday night at the Museum of Modern Art. While it was an early glimpse of the collaboration between the Italian luxury house and her shapewear brand, Kardashian West revealed that Kim Jones, Fendi’s artistic director of women’s wear and couture as well as Dior’s head of men’s, had to save her from a “fashion emergency” by fixing her outfit at their table just before she went on stage to accept her award as brand innovator.
Kardashian West quipped in her acceptance speech that she was “really enthusiastic” about her own brand Skims shapewear, which she established in 2019, after years of being the face of several and often contradictory businesses.
“I recall 15 years ago, when I was just starting out in my profession, I never anticipated I’d be receiving an Innovator award for brands.” I mean, if they had approached me back then, I would have been the face of any brand, from cupcakes to weight loss pills. I’m just thankful that I now have my own brand. I’d do all of that and then put on shapewear over top. “Everything seemed conflicting,” Kardashian West said to the audience.
Earlier in the evening, she made a beeline for the sumptuous dinner, where she spoke to newlyweds Alexandre Arnault and Géraldine Guyot and showed them her jewels. Arnault, the son of LVMH Mot Hennessy Louis Vuitton founder Bernard Arnault, is the brand’s senior vice president of product and communications, thus it has to be Tiffany & Co.
Jones, who was joined by Demi Moore, who was dressed in a Fendi suit, also received an award for fashion and made his acceptance speech short and simple, expressing that winning the honour meant a lot to him before racing off stage.
This year’s other winners, chosen by the editors of the Wall Street Journal and featured on the covers of the November issue, were Colson Whitehead for literature. Ryan Reynolds for his contributions to entertainment and entrepreneurship, and Sesame Street for its contributions to public service.
Lil Nas X, the 22-year-old rapper who is currently one of the most-streamed musicians in the world, strolled the red carpet with Thom Browne clothing and a Rick Owens backpack, as well as sky-high Rick Owens shoes. When winning his medal, he informed the crowd that he had never been more himself. “It’s been an absolutely insane, fantastic year.” I’ve never felt more like myself. “I’ve never been more gay,” he said, to rousing cheers from the audience.
Meanwhile, Reynolds acknowledged his wife, Blake Lively, who was not there. “She’s an absolute genius.” “She is a Renaissance lady, and she pushes me in ways I never thought,” he said, adding that it seemed like something the cops should look into.
Emily Ratajkowski, Karlie Kloss and husband Joshua Kushner, Tory Burch, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Martha Stewart, and Ella Emhoff were among the other celebrities and designers that attended this year’s awards, which were conducted in person rather than virtually last year.