Keeping Up With The Kardashians is ending – here’s Kim’s red-carpet style evolution

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Sad news for fans of Keeping Up With The Kardashians – the reality show that launched the careers of Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall and Kylie is coming to an end, with the last season due to air next year.

“It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” Kim Kardashian wrote alongside an Instagram post dedicated to “our amazing fans”.

“After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years.”

The throwback cast photo shows how much the whole gang has grown up, but when it comes to fashion, no one has undergone a more remarkable transformation than Kim, and no where is the change more obvious than with her red-carpet outfits.

Here’s how the reality star’s high-profile style has evolved since Keeping Up With The Kardashians began…

2007: People’s Choice Awards Nominations

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 34th People’s Choice Awards nominations (Ian West/PA)

Looking like she’d just come from her receptionist job, Kardashian kept it low-key for this event in a pinafore dress, white blouse and knee-length boots. These days, we can’t imagine the 39-year-old would even pop out for coffee in such a boring ensemble.

2011: perfume launch

Kim Kardashian launches her new eponymous perfume at Debenhams in London (Ian West/PA)

As her career started to take off, Kardashian’s personal style improved too. When launching her fragrance in the UK, the TV star was praised for successfully colour-clashing with this Gucci dress and turquoise heels, but it’s still strange to see her wearing so many shades in one outfit, as she’s all about the monochrome now.

2012: MTV Europe Music Awards

Kim Kardashian arriving for the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Festhalle Frankfurt, Germany (Ian West/PA)

After her infamous 72-day marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries, Kardashian started dating Kanye West in 2012 and that’s when her red-carpet style rapidly evolved. The rapper is credited with introducing his girlfriend to the best high-end designers and encouraging her to ditch the bright colours in favour of all black or white looks.

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2013: Met Gala

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attends the ‘Punk’: Chaos to Couture’ Costume Institute Benefit Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York (Denis Van Tine/PA)

It wasn’t all plain sailing from then on, however. West is said to have encouraged Kardashian to be more experimental with her fashion choices and occasionally, the plan backfired. This floral Givenchy dress at the 2013 Met Gala drew comparisons to Mrs Doubtfire, and Kardashian later revealed she cried on the way home, because the public reaction had been so bad.

2016: Vogue Gala Dinner

Kim Kardashian attending The Vogue 100 Gala Dinner (Ian West/PA)

It took some time for Kardashian to find her fashion groove, but she soon became a regular on the best-dressed lists, finding a sweet spot between sexy and edgy, as she did in this khaki ‘naked’ dress by Roberto Cavalli.

2019: Met Gala

Kim Kardashian-West attending the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala 2019 (Jennifer Graylock/PA)

A far cry from the floral disaster of 2013, at last year’s Met Gala, Kardashian sent the flashbulbs popping for all the right reasons, pouring herself into a frighteningly tight corset dress with crystal drip detailing by Thierry Mugler.

The mum-of-four has collaborated with the famed French designer on a number of occasions – with her hourglass figure and his obsession with the female form, it’s a match made in sartorial heaven.

2020: Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Kim Kardashian attending the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Ian West/PA)

Of course, there haven’t been many red carpets in 2020, but Kardashian treated us to one last stunning style moment pre-pandemic at the Vanity Fair Oscars party. Donning a vintage Alexander McQueen gown with a ruffled skirt and asymmetric neckline, the reality star-turned-beauty mogul looked every inch the celebrity style icon.

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