Is Kim Kardashian the Marilyn Monroe of her day and age?
Riccardo Tisci—the creative director of Givenchy—thinks so!
The fashion designer opened up to the UK’s The Sunday Times about the future Mrs. Kanye West and likened her to the blonde bombshell who dominated Hollywood back in her day.
“I met her as the girlfriend of a good friend,” Riccardo told the paper—speaking of course of ‘Ye. “I just wanted a moment with her to understand—and I fell in love. She’s the Monroe of our age. People think she’s like a doll, but she’s actually tough and clever.”
This isn’t the first time Kim has been compared to the legendary and tragic star. When Vanity Fair recreated Marilyn’s iconic look—blonde curls, red lips, curvy hips—with model Kate Upton for the mag’s hundredth cover, the 36-year-old rapper wasn’t shy about his disappointment.
“Kate Upton ain’t Marilyn Monroe,” he told radio station Hot 97 last November. “Kim is Marilyn Monroe, you know that. She was controversial. She [is] controversial.”
Being a star as big as Kim Kardashian, it isn’t unusual that’s she’s compared to other public figures—although we must say, being compared to these legends may be going above and beyond!
Check out five icons that Kim Kardashian has been compared to in the past!