Congratulations! Kim Kardashian received the Fashion Icon Award at the People’s Choice Awards on Tuesday, December 7. With a billion-dollar fashion brand and impeccable street style, it’s no surprise that she received the award.
While she’s “always memorable” in her own right, the 41-year-old Skims founder, who was dressed in Balenciaga for the occasion, took the opportunity to thank ex Kanye West for her success in the fashion industry.
“I am honestly so humbled to be here. I started off as a closet organizer and a stylist, so the fact that I’m winning a Fashion Icon Award is a pinch me moment. I’m humbled every single day that designers are willing to work with me. There was a time when they weren’t.
“Thank you Zac Posen who dressed me and took me to my first CFDA Awards and so many amazing designers, like Ricardo [Tisci] and Olivier [Rousteing] that really believed in me. Well, [they] probably [were] talked into it by getting a call from Kanye,” she said upon accepting the award from Tracee Ellis Ross.
She continued, “So thank you to Kanye even for really introducing me to the fashion world. I fell in love with fashion. This is a dream that I get to wake up and wear these amazing clothes and try new things, take a risk. I’m so humbled.”
It was announced that Kardashian would receive the award last week, with NBC and E! recognizing the star for her “keen fashion sense” and “unprecedented entrepreneurial success.”
“For nearly two decades, Kim Kardashian West’s style evolution has disrupted and influenced trends on a global level and cemented herself as a force to be reckoned with thin the fashion industry,” Jen Neal, the Executive V-President for NBCUniversal Entertainment Television and Streaming said in a press release.
“For being a cultural inspiration, trailblazer and so much more, we can’t wait to honor Kim with this year’s People’s Fashion Icon award.”
This isn’t the first time Kim Kardashian has been recognized for her contributions to the fashion industry. The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” alum was also honored earlier this year at the WSJ. Magazine 2021 Innovator Awards.