Kardashian first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, but received wider notice after a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J was leaked in 2007.
Despite her business endeavors, it was her infamous sex video she made with R&B singer Ray J. that catapulted her to superstardom. In early 2007, a video of Kardashian and the rapper in bed made it into the hands of Vivid
Entertainment, a large adult film company. Vivid, which paid $1 million for rights to the 30-minute tape, widely promoted the release of the video, which it called Kim Kardashian Superstar. Kardashian quickly countered with legal action, suing for invasion of privacy. But in May 2007, three months after the video’s debut, she agreed to a $5 million settlement. Forbs ranked her on 42nd and shows total asset worth 51 million dollar now.
All these money has came from the sexiest cleavage she got. Now she is in danger.
Vogue is taking the term “fashion bible” far too literally. The British version of the magazine has featured an article in its December issue on the “debate” (was there one?) about the end of cleavage.
“Whatever happened to the cleavage?” they asked under the story by Kathleen Baird-Murray with the headline, “Desperately Seeking Cleavage”. They also went to the public with a Twitter poll asking, “is cleavage over?”
Vogue says cleavage is now out of fashion and women are having none of it then what Business KIM is gonna run??????
Their research notes “the distinct lack of pertinently pushed-up breasts everywhere from runway to red carpet,” sales for padded bras slipping, and singled out those wearing high-necks on the red carpet, like Alicia Vikander at in Louis Vuitton and Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli at this year’s Golden Globes.
The writer says: “The cleavage — those magnificent mounds pushed together to display sexual empowerment, to seduce, to inspire lust or even just to show off — is over, or at least, taking a well-earned break,” adding, “The tits will not be out for the lads. Or for anyone else, for that matter.”But perhaps Vogue is forgetting that, unlike the fashion trends that they are so famed for reporting on, breasts – big, medium or small – are part of a woman’s anatomy and so cannot be added or removed like a pair of boots or a handbag to suit the current mood.
Amidst the controversy, Baird-Murray responded to suggest her Vogue article headline, online blurb and Twitter poll were all misleading as her story is not about “breast size, large or small, being ‘in’ or ‘out’.”
“It’s saying that fashion designers are creating more natural, comfortable clothes that focus on other erogenous zones than just the cleavage,” she wrote on Twitter.
She told Bustle that she believes many of her critics have not read the full article and so are trivialising the important body issue. Baird-Murray added:
“[Y]es, as someone whose nightclub years were in the 90s, and whose go-to look was the Vivienne Westwood bustier, the Helen Storey/Patricia Field bra top, who saw Madonna sing live in her conical Jean Paul Gaultier Bra… I’ve always loved the cleavage — but now? I’m just not feeling it (no pun intended). That doesn’t make me a body fascist. That just makes me someone who loves a pussy-bow blouse and doesn’t like bras with padding in them. Who is happy to be raising a daughter in an age where she can choose to wear what she wants, and enjoy her freedom to express herself whichever way she chooses.”
Backing up the argument is stylist Elizabeth Saltzman, who said celebrities have been put-off exposing cleavage because of the “creepy” reaction they receive on social media.
Commenting on one busty actress she works with, she said: “On those occasions where her cleavage is more visible, I see what happens on her Instagram feeds afterwards, and out of about 100,000 comments, 90,000 will be about her boobs.
“That’s not healthy, that’s creepy.”