Discussion: Is Kim Kardashian West a Fashion Icon?

I was just looking through a series of Kim Kardashian pictures, and thought to myself: she’s one bad bish! Whether or not you agree with her family’s level of exposure or the way she came into the limelight, one thing we can all agree on: she stays DRESSED, even with a baby in hand.
Kim Kardashian takes baby North West to the Givenchy store in Paris

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West head out with baby North and Kris Jenner - Part 2 **USA, Australia, New Zealand ONLY**

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West head to the Chateau de Versailles to start off their wedding weekend
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West go shopping at Colette before having lunch at L'Avenue in Paris

Kim Kardashian and Serena Williams hit the streets to shop in Paris **USA ONLY**

Sure, she doesn’t hit it out of the park each time–who does?
Kim Kardashian finishes up at Craig's after Lunch with her Mom
Kim Kardashian's Paris Visit Balmain Fall 2012 Beaded Embellished Top and Midi Skirt
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were papped stepping out in New York City
Kim Kardashian vs. Christina Hendricks in Wes Gordon's  Silver Metallic Lattice Embroidered Pencil Skirt
But 9 times out of ten, she’s serving body, face, hair, everything!
1 Kim Kardashian's Hugo's Restaurant Alexandre Vauthier Shirred Black Turtleneck Sleeveless Dress and Azzedine Alaia Python and Bell Sandals


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She even shimmied her way into Anna Wintour’s good graces, going from being cropped out of pictures on Vogue.com

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To covering Vogue.
Of course her style evolution wouldn’t have been quite the same without Kanye by her side. While some decried how he changed her style, few can deny that she’s certainly skewed more streamlined and sleek under his watchful sartorial eye. They just make a great looking couple.
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Kim and Kanye head to the Madison Square Garden for Kanye's concert
But would we give her fashion icon status? An article on Style.com about fashion icons defined an icon as someone who has “…affected the way other women dress.” Their list, though from 2010, included the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Chloe Sevigny, Kate Moss, First Lady Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and the Olsen Twins. All very stylish ladies–but do you think it’s about time Kim Kardashian were added to the list?

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3 Kim Kardashian's Art Basel Miami Proenza Schouler Appliquéd White Lace Cut Out Gown +  Lindsay Lohan's Mark Fast Black Knit Dress and Azzedina Alaia Black Circle Sandals


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