From Reality Star to Media Mogul: See Kim Kardashian’s Transformation Over the Years

Time flies! In 2006, Kim Kardashian was known as Paris Hilton‘s best friend and an aspiring closer organizer. These days, however, the 40-year-old is a household name and rakes in millions from Keeping Up With the Kardashians, KKW Beauty, Skims and more.

Of course, now that the reality babe’s net worth it a whopping $900 million … yeah, let’s just let that sink in for a second … her look has evolved, too.

The up-and-coming lawyer burst onto the scene in the early ’00s, and since then, her fashion choices have gone from Juicy Couture tracksuits to custom Balmain. The mom of four — who shares kids North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm with husband Kanye West — is not afraid to shy away from daring clothing choices, often opting for outlandish prints or cut-outs.

Ahead of the Met Gala in May 2019, Kim went as far as taking “breathing lessons” in her corset. “The day that I found out the Met Gala theme was ‘camp,’ that same day we called @manfredthierrymugler, the King of Camp!” she wrote on Instagram. “We met up in Miami right after the holidays last year and saw the sketches! I learned so much about couture from this genius man, it was beyond couture, it was art! 7 months in the making and fittings in Montreal, Paris and L.A. Corset breathing lessons from none other than Mr. Pearl. It was worth it all!!! And this was the start of a magical inspiring connection.”

Following her CFDA Influencer Award in 2018, designer Tommy Hilfiger gave Kim high praise for her style. “Kim is the most important and powerful influencer in the world,” he wrote in a press release at the time. “Every time she wears, posts or talks about a fashion brand, there is an immediate and significant increase in both awareness and sales.”

In the past, big sister Kourtney Kardashian said, “Fashion is so subjective, and I think it should be playful,” while Kylie Cosmetics mogul Kylie Jenner claimed she changes her style “maybe every month.” Must be nice being a Kar-Jenner, huh?

Keep scrolling to see Kim’s incredible transformation from 2006 to 2020.

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