We know that Kanye West had it out to transform Kim Kardashian's style aesthetic pretty much from the moment they started dating (for the sake of their unborn child, as we learned this week). But to do so, he had to recruit friends from very high (fashion) places—and in the beginning, it wasn't easy.
In a new interview with Details, Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci recalls the epic amounts of side eye he got from his contemporaries for agreeing to dress Kim Kardashian back when she was still getting a hold of her fashion footing. "[She was accepted] by nobody," he told the mag. "And she's a sweet girl. And Kanye and me, we did it together. Every designer is dying to dress her now. I didn't care what people thought about Kim. In the beginning, I met her because of my respect for Kanye, and then I liked her a lot and we became friends. I got killed because of this. But I didn't care."
And his loyalty certainly had its perks in the end—namely, in that the couple asked Tisci to design Kim's wedding gown for their Italian nuptials last year. "They say, 'You've always been with us. You've been a real friend.' If I like somebody, I like somebody. If I don't like somebody, I don't like somebody." Ah-ha. We can see why he and Kanye get along so well.
Speaking of 'Ye, Tisci also spoke about his role in the rapper's penchant for man skirts. "For a second, he was a little bit doubting. Then he really trusted me," he said. "That's when you understand when a friend is a friend. He knew it was not that I just wanted to sell my clothes. I didn't care. I thought it was very punk for him to break down all these boundaries...and we sell a lot." Moral of the story? A true friend will wear another friend's kilt.
In all seriousness, Tisci remains rather humble considering he's earned some major bragging rights, because even Kardashi-haters can't deny that Kim's style is on point these days. And since this is probably the one man with whom Kanye is willing to share the credit, well, that kind of says it all.
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