Kanye made several disparaging comments about Kim’s fashion sense on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. In a 2012 episode, he told her “Babe, you really gotta clean out everything.”
At the time, Kim was receptive. “Kanye has definitely inspired me to be a little bit more of an individual,” Kardashian said on the episode. “He is a fashion designer, and he loves clothes so I’m excited to collaborate with him to see what his take on fashion is.”
Kanye removed Kim’s old clothes, and he would then send in a wardrobe that he approved.
“I walked in my room and there was an entire room filled with all new clothes and all the stuff he wanted to fill back up my closet with and it was really cool new designers –– I hadn’t even heard of some of these designers before,” Kardashian said on Live With Kelly and Michael in 2015.
In another moment of a KUWTK episode, Kim said “[Kanye] sent me a whole email, like, ‘You cannot wear big glasses anymore. It’s all about tiny little glasses… He sent me, like, millions of ’90s photos with tiny little glasses like this.”
By 2018, the transformation was complete. Kim wasn’t just dressed by Kanye, she was dressed in Kanye.
“I literally just wear all of the Yeezy samples,” she told People. “They have a team of stylists and they put it all together. I’m totally inspired by Kanye and the Yeezy team — and listen to the advice of everyone over there who is making all the clothes. I basically get this wardrobe and I don’t have to think too much about it.”
After Kim filed for divorce in 2021, Kanye had brief romantic dalliances with Russian model Irina Shayk (who was spotted wearing Yeezy and brand collaborator Balenciaga), and 22-year-old model Vinetria (who was also seen in Balenciaga).