Kim Kardashian on Kanye West purging her closet: 'I started crying'

Kim Kardashian’s style can be divided into two major periods: before Kanye and after Kanye. Once the 34-year-old star embarked on a relationship with the rapper, she became a bona fide fashion icon, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. When Kanye first overhauled her closet with the help of a stylist, Kim admits she ‘started crying.’


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the 2015 Met Ball

“They put everything that he thought wasn’t ‘cool enough’ in a pile and I walked in and it was like a pile to the ceiling of shoes,” she said during an appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael on Monday. “All my amazing shoes that I loved, and I started crying.”

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Kim also admitted she was initially reluctant to follow Kanye’s advice completely.

“I was like, ‘I can’t get rid of this stuff, your stylist has no idea what she’s talking about.’,” she said. “So I put it all in another room, and I was like, ‘I’ll trust your opinion, but I’m not getting rid of my stuff. Let me see what you’ re really talking about.’”

However, the Keeping up with the Kardashians star revealed that after the initial shock, Kanye had yet another surprise for her.

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“Then I walk into my room, and there’ s an entire room filled with all new clothes,” she said. “All the stuff he wanted to fill back up my closet with. It was, like, really cool new designer stuff – I hadn’t even heard of some of these designers before.

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“And it really helped me fall in love with fashion. I eventually did get rid of most of that stuff, and my style has evolved and changed. But I couldn’ t see it at that time.”

No doubt Kanye helped to put Kim on the map in the fashion world, updating her wardrobe with major designer labels – since then the couple have been dominating the industry, sitting front row at shows such as Givenchy and even starring together in a campaign for Balmain.

It’ s been a particularly exciting week for the pair, who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary. Kim celebrated the occasion by sharing behind-the-scenes snaps taken at their pre-wedding celebrations. “I love this man so much! Happy Anniversary baby!” she captioned one of the images. She also shared a photo of the couple enjoying a carriage ride around the Palace of Versailles. “Fairytale,” she wrote next to a photo of the couple kissing.

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