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Kim Kardashian & Kendall Jenner In Balmain - Vogue Foundation Gala

Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner attended the Vogue Foundation Gala during Couture Fashion Week held at the Palais Galliera on Wednesday (July 9) in Paris, France following the Valentino Fall 2014 Couture show.

The reality star and model were part of Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain troop who attended en masse wearing looks from his Fall 2014 collection.

Kim Kardashian: Opting for a military look with a touch of animal magic, Kim donned a Fall 2014 look featuring a black corded top with gold detailing and a leopard-print skirt accented with a green waistband. Factor in those tan Hermes sandals and I have to say I don’t hate it (N.B. I don’t love it either).

Kendall Jenner: Having solidified her model status by walking in her first Couture show for Chanel earlier this week, Kendall looked super fierce donning a leather gladiator-style green frock, stripping back the runway styling of the Masai-style collar and tights and just opting for the mesh Balmain booties.

Balmain Fall 2014

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Valentino Fall 2014 Couture Front Row Paris

Valentino presented their beautiful Fall 2014 Couture collection at the Hotel Salmon de Rothschild in Paris, France yesterday evening (July 9) during Couture Fashion Week.

Olivia Palermo: The socialite, who has been front and centre at most of the Couture shows, arrived wearing a Valentino Fall 2014 tri-colour white, black and red dress with a standard collar and colour-block skirt, which is the kind of dainty look we would expect from Olivia. We would also expect her to style the look with some interesting accessories, and she didn’t disappoint, carrying a green Valentino Gryphon fringed clutch and donning her favourite Sergio Rossi sandals. You may remember that Emma Stone wore this same dress during her ‘Spider-Man’ 2 promo tour.

Kim Kardashian: It was not a surprise to see Kim in attendance, considering Valentino Garavani opened up his Parisian estate for her and Kanye back in May, allowing them to host their pre-wedding brunch there. Wearing a plunging pale-blue Valentino gown (which I believe is from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection), she kept the styling simple, accessorizing with diamond jewels.

Emma Watson: Clocking up as many front row seats as Nina Dobrev, the British actress wore a Valentino Resort 2015 two-piece macramé lace bralet and high-waist maxi skirt, opting not to wear the white shirt we saw in the look book. I love how she gave this look an edge by donning a BLK DNM black leather jacket. The rest of the styling included red suede pumps, a dark-green M2Malletier Fabricca leather clutch and a single Delfina Delettrez ‘Fishing for Compliments’ pearl earring with two pearls. My girl crush deepens.

Valentino

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UPDATE

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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The Great Kardashian Debate

Back in 2011 after a post on Kim Kardashian I received a flurry of emails and comments asking me to stop posting about the reality star.

I was only too happy to oblige in making this site a Kardashian-free zone – along with a Paris-Hilton-free zone, TOWIE-free and Real-Housewives-of-any-county-free zone and, most importantly, a Snooki-and-J-Wow-free zone.

However, after receiving yet another email from a reader‎ – who a friend jokingly suggested was Kanye West – asking me to reconsider my stance on the clan, especially Kim, I have to wonder if this is what you, the reader, really want.

While there has been a shift from Herve Leger to Givenchy and Lanvin, for me, it doesn’t change my opinion on Kim as a person, which for the record is not very favourable.

So, do you want to see Kim Kardashian on this site? Note, fansite votes are easily detected.

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Met Gala Trend Built-In Gloves

Anti-establishment style was everywhere last night at the punk-themed 2013 Met Gala, where the ‘it’ list worked varying levels of sartorial subversion – from glam-rock to goth and grunge.

But there was also a select group of red-carpet rebels who armed themselves with one of the evening’s more unusual, nonconformist trends.

Their weapons of choice? Not spikes or studs, or even chainmail. Rather, they suited up in full-on punk protection mode with what can only be dubbed as glove-sleeves – full arm, hand and finger-covering extensions. (Practical, they are not.)

We saw these gown appendages in their most blatant form on a Givenchy-clad Kim Kardashian, who not only covered her baby bump in all-over floral, but also completely sleeved up in the moody, foreboding print.

The built-in glove extensions also appeared on Leelee Sobieski, who wore Christian Dior Couture and looked to be growing a gold-plated garden on her forearms and fingers.

It was Paloma Faith in a Michael Cinco design who gave us the best lesson in how to wear gown-gloves with her blood-red, ombre-effect masterpiece.

Is the trend worthy of a high-five, or is it outrageously out of hand?

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