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“Kim, you’re doing amazing sweetie.” Newly single reality television star Kim Kardashian is showing off a brand new approach to style amid a very public divorce from Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West. Kardashian has kept it both amicable and stylish all the way—and has transformed herself into a walking billboard for Demna Gvasalia’s Balenciaga and Rick Owens. Yes, after months of rumors and a tumultuous end to their relationship, it was confirmed in February that Kimye would become Kim and Ye. And ever since, Kanye has continued to publicly plead for reunification, while Kardashian has been sporting cutting-edge new outfits and has found herself a younger, tattoo-covered comedian boyfriend

Gone are the days of the pre-Kanye bandage dresses and chunky belts, so too are the days of  monochromatic beige Yeezy-wear. Now, if it’s not all black head-to-toe, it’s a blindingly bright hue. Catsuits and opera gloves, feathers and fringe, leather and full-face masks, nothing has been off limits for Miss Kimberly Noel Kardashian. Making several style statements over the summer, Kardashian continued supporting her estranged husband by attending several listening parties for his album Donda with their four children in very unexpected ensembles, including that of a Balenciaga Haute Couture wedding gown featured in one of West’s performances.

The reality star attended the 2021 Met Gala alongside Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia—shrouded entirely from view. There’s something to be said about the total anonymity of her ensemble—whilst somehow remaining completely recognizable. Since then, the “Balenci Baby” has worn the designer’s creations almost everywhere she goes, specifically to her Saturday Night Live hosting gig in October. 

With her futuristic laser beam shades and bodysuit ensembles, Kardashian could easily double for a character in The Matrix or a cartoon ninja. She wore a pitch-black Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2022 number to Paris Hilton’s wedding and a deep amethyst Balenciaga catsuit to Simon Huck’s rehearsal dinner. Last week, she was dubbed a “Fashion Icon” at the People’s Choice Awards, where Kardashian appeared on the red carpet in custom Balenciaga (surprise) and said, “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.” 

As Kardashian begins to cultivate and define her post-Ye style identity, it’s clear these avant garde designs she’s been photographed in over the past few months represent a metaphorical palate cleanser or rebirth. Here, GRAZIA combs through the greatest looks of Kim’s new era.

December: Kim Kardashian wears Balenciaga to the People’s Choice Awards

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 07: 2021 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS — Pictured: Kim Kardashian West poses during the 2021 People’s Choice Awards held at Barker Hangar on December 7, 2021 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Kim Kardashian wears Balenciaga at home

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November 2021: Kim Kardashian wears Balenciaga to Simon Huck’s rehearsal dinner

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Kim Kardashian wears Rick Owens to Paris Hilton’s Wedding

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Kim Kardashian wears Balenciaga to Zero Bond in New York

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 03: Kim Kardashian arrives at Zero Bond on November 03, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Kim Kardashian wear a Balenciaga cargo dress in New York

NEW YORK CITY, NY – NOVEMBER 02: Kim Kardashian is seen on November 02, 2021 in New York City, New York. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)

Kim Kardashian wears a brown Balenciaga coat and thigh-high boots

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Kim Kardashian goes for dinner on November 02, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Kim Kardashian wears a Skims x Fendi dress to the WSJ Innovator Awards Ceremony

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 01: Kim Kardashian West poses with an award during the WSJ. Magazine 2021 Innovator Awards sponsored by Samsung, Harry Winston, and Rémy Martin at MOMA on November 01, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine Innovators Awards)

October 2021: Kim Kardashian wears a pink Balenciaga catsuit and overcoat

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 10: Kim Kardashian arrives at the afterparty for “Saturday Night Live” on October 10, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC images)

October 2021: Kim Kardashian wears pink Balenciaga on Saturday Night Live

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Kim Kardashian West” Episode 1807 — Pictured: Host Kim Kardashian West during the monologue on Saturday, October 9, 2021 — (Photo By: Rosalind O’Connor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Kim Kardashian wears pink lace Balenciaga on SNL

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Kim Kardashian wears a floor-length Balenciaga parka

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 09: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian head out of their hotel on October 09, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Kim Kardashian wears a Balenciaga jacket

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 07: Kim Kardashian is seen walking in Midtown on October 7, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Kim Kardashian wears a maroon puffer coat in New York

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 07: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered.) Kim Kardashian is seen on October 07, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Kim Kardashian wears a black puffer vest by Balenciaga

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 06: Kim Kardashian departs her hotel on October 06, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Kim Kardashian wears a wrap tunic in New York

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 05: Kim Kardashian leaves her hotel en route to SNL studios on October 05, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Kim Kardashian wears an oversize Balenciaga grey coat

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September 2021: Kim Kardashian wears a maroon trench coat

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Kim Kardashian wears Balenciaga wrap off-the-shoulder top to The Ellen Show

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Kim Kardashian wears Balenciaga to the Met Gala afterparty

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Kim Kardashian is seen in Midtown on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Kim Kardashian wears Balenciaga to the Met Gala

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Kim Kardashian wears Balenciaga

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Kim Kardashian wears Balenciaga to the Donda listening party

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Kim Kardashian wears a Balenciaga asymmetrical dress

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Kim Kardashian wears Balenciaga to the Donda listening party

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Kim Kardashian wears Rick Owens to the Donda Listening Party

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