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The Great Kardashian Debate – Verdict


I wanted to thank you so much for all your comments and votes on the Kardashian post. You brought up many points I hadn’t thought of and many suggestions I will take on board.

While the 50-50 divide doesn’t give a clear answer to my question, I think the suggestion of featuring Kim during major events like the Met Gala, Cannes, or looks like the above would be a nice compromise to those who don’t want the site to become a Kardashian-fest extension of the Daily Mail.

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Cheryl Cole's Temperley London 'Serenoa' High-Waisted Tapered Pants

Cheryl Cole’s Temperley London ‘Serenoa’ High-Waisted Tapered Pants

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53 Responses to The Great Kardashian Debate – Verdict

  1. lana June 26, 2014 at 08:17 #

    Right decision !

    • kath June 26, 2014 at 10:24 #

      + 1

    • nina June 28, 2014 at 09:02 #

      Oh damn….I can’t believe Kardashian is gonna be featured on this site from now on…

    • nina June 28, 2014 at 09:06 #

      and I see every1 agrees, even the nay sayers! Nope, not for me. There are only a handful of Kardashian-free places on the net and this is one of them, or was, but I’m moving along to the rest I suppose.
      When you put Kardashian in a pretty dress and take her to the MET Gala or put her on the Vogue cover, it doesn’t mean she’s elevated, it means Anna WIntour turned to trash for profit

  2. Alina June 26, 2014 at 08:22 #

    While I voted “No” in the poll, I think this is a happy medium.

    • Princess Chi Chi June 26, 2014 at 08:24 #

      Agree, seems fair!

    • Lashae June 26, 2014 at 10:31 #


    • julyol1972 June 26, 2014 at 14:20 #

      +1 I also voted no, but agree this I s a good compromise.

  3. Keeks June 26, 2014 at 09:04 #

    Perfect choice!

  4. Leigh June 26, 2014 at 09:32 #

    Agree. I too voted no, but it seems like the best comprise.
    Loving your work FC and how you always keep your readers in mind!

  5. Lee Ann June 26, 2014 at 09:52 #

    a little bad taste from time to time is refreshing

  6. tr June 26, 2014 at 09:53 #

    the met gala is the only major red carpet event she goes to. so posting about her once a year is fine with me,

    • Christine June 26, 2014 at 11:00 #


    • Cascia June 26, 2014 at 15:24 #


    • ayuni June 26, 2014 at 16:43 #

      LOL! YES

    • ayatlaw June 26, 2014 at 20:45 #

      LMAO +1,000

    • Nat June 27, 2014 at 14:13 #


    • oksana June 28, 2014 at 20:06 #

      Yes completely agree

  7. Noemi June 26, 2014 at 10:48 #

    I think this is the right decision. It’s undeniable that sometimes she wears beautiful clothes. She dresses better that other celebrities featured on this blog. But we all (or at least most of us) know this is not the point.
    I’m glad about your decision, I was afraid my favorite blog would have become like People, where KK is featured every day.

  8. Chris June 26, 2014 at 11:52 #

    That seems fair enough…still, personally, cannot stand how our society worships her regardless of the fact that she’s unintelligent and has no morals as long as she’s famous.

  9. Denise June 26, 2014 at 12:42 #

    Thank you for your decision. I believe it is the right one.

  10. Eri June 26, 2014 at 12:43 #

    I totally support your decision. Thank you for taking the readers’ comments into consideration. Love you FC!

  11. Kornelbc June 26, 2014 at 13:09 #

    So happy you came up with this. I couldn’t vote yesterday for the same reasons.
    I don’t appreciate the reasons of her stardom but her taste and close friendship with Balmains Olivier Roustaing somehow justify her occasional presence on you beautiful blog.
    (Honestly, I work in fashion and your blog is the only one I take pleasure in reading every time ♥ )

  12. kimjustkim June 26, 2014 at 14:50 #

    d-list celebrities love to name-drop.

  13. Sarah June 26, 2014 at 15:38 #

    This shouldn’t be a difficult question. I’m no fan of the Kardashians, but I hate to see women constructing and placing ourselves into hierarchies. Why do we let ourselves believe that certain women are fundamentally less worthy of our attention? What are these hierarchies based on? Are they more harmful than we let ourselves admit? I like this blog because it’s relatively objective (especially when compared with the aforementioned daily mail), so if this isn’t the place to judge a public figure purely for the clothes they’re wearing, where is? I don’t know. I’m a big fan of RCFA, but once you let public perception dictate your reports on fashion, it’s a slippery slope. And my response doesn’t even acknowledge the misogyny and hypocrisy of the public perception. This just always seemed like a blog where we could separate fashion from the rest of the minutia, but it doesn’s feel so much like that anymore.

    • Mary June 26, 2014 at 19:57 #


  14. Emilie June 26, 2014 at 15:43 #

    I’m sure this comment will inspire vitriol, but what’s the huge difference between Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian? Neither has ever had a real job. Neither is a talented performer or artist. At least Kim’s wealth and public identity isn’t entirely wrapped up in her husband’s. I thought this was a place to discuss fashion. Are any of you prepared to argue that KM’s fashion choices are decidedly more interesting and enlightened than Kim’s?

    • Ashley June 26, 2014 at 18:28 #


      • Alexandra June 26, 2014 at 21:39 #


        • Sharareh June 27, 2014 at 19:38 #

          OMG You’re totally right!!! +++

    • Jazz June 27, 2014 at 22:09 #

      AMEN! An antiquated title vs a now celeb business-woman.

  15. Mary June 26, 2014 at 15:46 #

    I think we can stop acting like our judgement is a great privilege that’s been taken from Kim.

  16. sophie June 26, 2014 at 15:47 #

    I saw this coming. But please don’t feature Klassic Klassless Kartrashian Fashion. It appears regularly on even big red carpets and pounds the poor streets daily.

    Kartrashian fashion that isn’t a hot mess only. There is only so much righteous indignation this blog can handle *g*

    Efforts to look classy only hopefully will find its way on this blog (but that horrid family will never be classy.)

    I toast to what some of your readers call snobbery (it’s actually called Good Taste)!

  17. amy June 26, 2014 at 15:57 #

    that’s exactly what I voted for. I do not want to see her featured on a weekly basis.she’s overexposed enough but when she happens to be at a huge event like the Met ball,the grammys or others, I don’t mind her being featured.

  18. Lisa June 26, 2014 at 16:10 #

    Good decision! The only thing we should be judging is fashion, not people.

    • dee June 26, 2014 at 16:51 #

      Totally agree.

  19. Dawn June 26, 2014 at 16:39 #

    Not a fan of any of the Kardashians, but respect your decision to feature her for large events only. If I saw her once a month that would be more than enough for me!

  20. Kesh June 26, 2014 at 17:19 #

    This is a fashion blog. Talk about her fashion and not the person she is.

  21. Ashley June 26, 2014 at 18:27 #

    I love your blog and I like Kim! I voted for posts about her because the world already discriminates and I think fashion should be something that makes people happy. I think this is a great compromuse

  22. Patricia June 26, 2014 at 19:55 #

    That’s funny beacause I think she looks totally ridiculous in the picture above.

    • Phoenix June 26, 2014 at 23:58 #

      Yup, indeed she does!!!

      This is a good compromise for this site. Smart thinking!

  23. blossom June 26, 2014 at 22:12 #

    Dear FC, I think you are fabulous, inspirational, and I love the spirit of this blog. When I shop (which isn’t very often) or dress to go out I always ask myself WWFCS (What would Fashion Critic Say?). Keep up the great work and stay true to yourself.

  24. Ana June 27, 2014 at 02:19 #

    Its funny how you are all so quick to judge. This is a fashion blog, who cares about Kims background? Its been like 10 years from that infamous sextape. If shes over it you should too. Shes come a loooong way from those days. Give her a break.

  25. EmmaWoodhouse June 27, 2014 at 02:58 #

    Handled with astute professionalism, as I know to expect. I respect your decision, FC, and think it is a diplomatic and fair one!

  26. Olivia June 27, 2014 at 03:19 #

    Fair enough. A little Kardashian would be appropriate given the context. But I must say, girl’s got a real banging wardrobe these days.

  27. LM June 27, 2014 at 10:04 #

    I’m not sure I see the great debate here. Sure, the woman is photographed so much you wouldn’t want to feature too many posts of her, but most of her out-and-about outfits aren’t awe-some anyway and not worth the feature. It just seems like it is because she has on a thick face of makeup every single day. Just feature the significant ones…

  28. Jess2 June 27, 2014 at 15:19 #

    You are wonderful and always serve us well! This was such a great way to address the debate and I do find the result very interesting. Looking forward to more of what you do best Catherine! x

  29. Jazz June 27, 2014 at 22:16 #

    While I’m happy a compromise has been reached, I do think it’s fair to bring up one point: It’s my understanding that our comments are intended to revolve around the fashion of a celeb on this site; We are to refrain from unnecessary personal attacks. I think by excluding a major celeb figure who does in fact influence many, many individuals with her fashion we are making an implicit statement about this person irrespective of their fashion.

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