Kim Kardashian thanked estranged husband Kanye West while accepting the Fashion Icon Award at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards on Tuesday night.
The Skims founder credited the rapper for “introducing” her to fashion and getting famed designers to work with her.
“I’m humbled every single day that designers are willing to work with me. There was a time when they weren’t,” Kardashian, 41, shared.
“Thank you, Zac Posen, who dressed me and took me to my first CFDA Awards, and so many amazing designers like Riccardo [Tisci] and Olivier [Rousteing] that really believed in me. Well, [they] probably [were] talked into it by getting a call from Kanye.”
She continued, “To Kanye for really introducing me to the fashion world. I fell in love with fashion, and I’m so inspired by so many 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.”
It’s unclear whether the Yeezy designer, 44, is going to take his estranged wife’s words to mean she’s willing to reconcile after he continuously, publicly declared he wanted her back.
E! announced last week that the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” alum would receive the coveted award in honor of her “keen fashion sense, unprecedented entrepreneurial success, and single-handedly transforming the fashion industry through her innovative designs and trend-setting style over the past decade.”
In addition to Skims, which recently collaborated with luxury label Fendi, she also oversees KKW Fragrance and KKW Beauty.
“For nearly two decades, Kim Kardashian West’s style evolution has disrupted and influenced trends on a global level and cemented herself as a force to be reckoned with within the fashion industry,” said Jen Neal, executive vice president of entertainment live events, specials and E! News at NBCUniversal.