The 41-year-old mogul was recognized for her mass influence at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards, where she was presented with The Fashion Icon award.
In a skin-tight black jumpsuit, gloves and sunglasses, Kardashian West walked down a long runway to accept the honor from last year’s winner, Tracee Ellis Ross.
Addressing Tracee, Kim said;
“To receive the award from the fashion icon herself, I am so honored. Thank you.”
Tracee wasn’t the only subject of Kim’s gratitude. She also praised her “ex-husband”, Kanye West.
“To Kanye, thank you for really introducing me to the fashion world. I fell in love with fashion and I’m so inspired by so may people but again, this is like a dream that I get to wake up and wear these amazing clothes and try new things and take a risk. I’m so humbled.”
A source told PEOPLE at the time that Kim is still closely collaborating and getting advice from ex Kanye when it comes to her outfit choices.
The source said;
“Even though Kanye is not attending tonight, his presence will be felt on the carpet. It was Kanye who introduced Kim to Demna [Gvasalia, creative director of Balenciaga] and was instrumental in the newly formed relationship between her and Balenciaga.”
He also supported his ex-wife in embracing her new approach to dressing. The source added;
“This look on Kim is like a new subculture and fashion statement.
“No logo, no face, but everyone knows it’s her. Kanye gave her the courage to push creativity and people’s imagination through art. It’s the ultimate confidence.”