Kim Kardashian returns as Balenciaga’s ambassador after child pornography saga

Kimberly Noel Kardashian, known popularly as Kim Kardashian, is an American media personality, socialite, and businesswoman, born on October 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Kim has amassed an enviable online presence with her millions of followers across numerous social media platforms.

In 2006, she launched the fashion boutique chain Dash.
The brand, which was launched with her sisters Kourtney and Khloe, folded in 2018. Kardashian also founded KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrance—both which operated from 2017 till 2022.

Now, reports of Kim Kardashian’s return as Balenciaga’s brand ambassador has emerged.

This move comes after a brief clash in 2022, which trailed a controversial campaign by the brand.

The 2022 scandal

Kim’s return to Balenciaga comes two years after she distanced herself from the fashion house due to a controversial campaign.

It all started in November 2022 when the star released a statement expressing her concerns about the campaign.

That statement drew widespread criticism following its references to child pornography and featuring child models alongside fetish imagery.

At the time, Kardashian was “shaken” by the “disturbing images” and called for the highest regard for the safety of children.

Balenciaga co-founder also addressed the controversy, and apologized for the inappropriate artistic choice.

Balenciaga & Kim Kardashian: A new chapter

In a recent development, Kim shared a statement on her Instagram Story.

She expressed excitement about the partnership, stating, “For several years now, Balenciaga’s designs have been a part of my many looks – and some of my most iconic fashion moments.
This historic fashion house embraces modernity, craftsmanship and takes an innovative approach to design under Demna.”

The relationship between Kardashian and Balenciaga has a storied history.

She has been a long-time fan, attending Met Gala events adorned in Balenciaga creations and gracing the runway during Paris Fashion Week shows.

Kardashian will mark her official return to the brand with a campaign captured by documentary photographer Platon.

This announcement signifies a new chapter for both Kardashian and Balenciaga, emphasizing mutual trust and a commitment to doing what’s right.

Kim expressed her dedication to the brand.
In her words, “I’m excited about this next chapter for the brand and to become their ambassador.”

Following their reconciliation, the luxury fashion house removed the controversial campaigns and issued apologies.
That led to Kardashian’s decision to reevaluate her partnership with Balenciaga.


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