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What Kim Kardashian's Milan Fashion Week wardrobe has taught us about vintage power dressing

The entrepreneur is the ultimate D&G muse, in styles borrowed from the archive


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Orin Carlin
Content Writer
26 September 2022
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As Milan Fashion Week sadly draws to a close, all we can think about is how Kim Kardashian's next level style game totally stole the show.

Proving that she is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion world, Kim spent months working on a major project with iconic Italian luxury label Dolce & Gabbana ahead of the label's Milan show that took place on 24 September.

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The 'Ciao Kim' collection was curated by the 41-year-old entrepreneur, who was given access to the Dolce & Gabbana vintage archive from 1987 onwards and went through each of the looks, choosing her personal favourites for inclusion on the show.

The moment taught us a great deal about sustainable dressing, with Kim deftly showing that recycled looks can make for major modern fashion moments.

Kim Kardashian Dolce Gabbana Show© Photo: Getty Images

Kim closed the show wearing the most exquisite form-fitting black embellished maxi dress, spike heel sock boots and a rosary-style dazzling necklace – proving that when it comes to power dressing, we have come a long way since emulating hyper-masculine silhouettes.

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The trend has evolved since the 1980s to the point where ultra-padded shoulders and boxy shapes are no longer the go-to design tropes on the subject of 'power'.

Kim Kardashian Corset Look© Photo: Instagram

Instead, Kim exuded strength via unapologetically feminine shapes that felt synonymous with the brand's signature sensual aesthetic.

Kim Kardashian Dolce Gabbana© Photo: Instagram

She starred in a series of promotional video campaigns wearing various form-fitting pieces, including lace corset dresses, plush velvet jumpsuits and bedazzled corsets.

Kim Kardashian Lift© Photo: Instagram

And, the reality star served major 1990s bombshell vibes in a black turtleneck jumpsuit with embellished sleeves – a look that oozed unadulterated opulgence.

"The last few days have felt like a dream… the most magical experience, & the pinnacle to an incredible journey I’ve been on over the last few months with Stefano, Domenico, & the entire @dolcegabbana team," Kim wrote in the caption of an Instagram post.

"I always loved the beautiful, quintessential 90s & 2000’s looks… feminine, bold, they always made me feel so confident & glamorous. You could feel the moment you put on a D & G dress that the intention when it was designed & made was to celebrate the woman wearing it. To make her feel like she could do anything, be anything, own her confidence & her beauty. This has always been empowering & inspiring to me & has been at the heart of my own brands."

It looks like there's never been a better time to channel Kim and search in the back of our wardrobes for our own power dressing moment.

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