25 Outfits That Prove North West Has Always Been a Style Icon
As the eldest child of superstar parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, North West is, unsurprisingly, a rising style icon. Both mom and dad are widely considered to be fashion tastemakers, and North is following in their footsteps. She has joined them on a few business trips, including one in London in 2020 for the Bottega Veneta Salon 01 London collection presentation. At age 9, the young fashionista won the best-dressed title during Paris Couture Week with a series of oversize jackets, baggy pants, and platform sandals. She achieved this fashion feat thanks in no small part to her closet full of designer pieces and the assistance of skilled stylists.
First, she brought back her dad’s cobalt varsity jacket from his defunct label Pastelle for a casual day in Paris. Then, she turned heads at the Balenciaga couture show, sitting front row next to her grandmother, Kris Jenner, and wearing an oversize graphic sweatshirt, threaded pants, and platform sandals. Later, she was spotted with her mom in a black bedazzled denim jacket and graphic shirt, paired with baggy pants and the same Balenciaga x Crocs sandals. The following day, the young star embraced a steampunk aesthetic for the Jean Paul Gaultier show, opting for a sharply tailored pinstripe suit, complete with a skirt, vest, tie, and beret. She surprised fans with a faux nose ring, matching with her mom, who brought back Madonna’s iconic 1992 dress.
Yet long before her Paris takeover, West’s outfits were already signalling a style savant in the making – take, for instance, her corseted looks during Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s wedding weekend. Whether on a family outing or travelling with her parents, West delivers a steady stream of style inspo. While we wait on new appearances, keep scrolling to appreciate her full sartorial evolution.