Kim Kardashian Thanks Ex Kanye West During People’s Choice Awards Speech
Kim Kardashian took home the Fashion Icon Award at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards!
The star was decked out in head-to-toe black, in what appeared to be skintight leggings with a matching dress and a bra on the outside. Accessories included black gloves, heels, and sunglasses.
Last year’s winner, Tracee Ellis Ross, presented Kim with the award, and Kardashian told her, “To receive the award from the fashion icon herself. I am so honored. Thank you.”
Kim told the crowd, “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 Riccardo [Tisci] and Olivier [Rousteing] that really believed in me. Well, [they] probably [were] talked into it by getting a call from Kanye.”
She went on to thank her fashion designer ex-husband, saying, “To Kanye, for really introducing me to the fashion world. I fell in love with fashion and I’m so inspired by so many people, but again, this is like a dream that I get to wake up and wear these amazing clothes and try new things and take a risk. I’m so humbled.”
Kim is known for her showstopping fashion moments — like her jaw-dropping Balenciaga outfit at the Met Gala — and her popular shapewear brand Skims, which launched in 2019.