Kim Kardashian has an award-winning sense of style. According to NBC and E!, the reality star and mega-mogul will receive the Fashion Icon Award at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards on December 7, 2021.
According to a press release from the networks, the 41-year-old Skims founder is being honoured for 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.”
Kim Kardashian has amassed a billion-dollar business empire since first appearing on E!’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” which premiered in 2007 and will air its final season in 2021.
She oversees two cosmetics brands, KKW Fragrance and KKW Beauty, in addition to her Skims shapewear company, which recently collaborated with luxury label Fendi.
Of course, Kim Kardashian is a regular on red carpets and in the front rows of Fashion Week, and she frequently wears ripped-from-the-runway (and rare archival) looks from designers such as Balenciaga, Balmain, Versace, and Mugler.
“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.
“For being a cultural inspiration, trailblazer and so much more, we can’t wait to honour Kim with this year’s ‘People’s Fashion Icon’ award.”
It’s not the first time Kardashian’s style has earned her an award. To the chagrin of some industry insiders, she previously received the first-ever Influencer Award at the 2019 CFDA Awards, and she recently received the Brand Innovator honour at WSJ. Magazine’s 2021 Innovator Awards.
She is the fourth Fashion Icon Award winner, following in the footsteps of Tracee Ellis Ross, Gwen Stefani, and Victoria Beckham. The 2021 People’s Choice Awards will air on NBC and E! on Tuesday, December 7 at 9 p.m. ET.