Kim Kardashian And Paris Hilton Reunite For Mom’s ‘Iconic’ Christmas Party, But What In The World Is Kim Wearing?

Kim Kardashian on The Kardashians and Paris Hilton on Cooking With Paris.
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Paris Hilton played a pretty significant role in what would become the Kardashians’ eventual takeover of all things pop culture. Before Kim Kardashian was the star of her own reality show — or even the sex tape — she was Hilton’s closet organizer/assistant. Before she was all over our screens, the SKIMS founder was often seen in paparazzi pics on the arm of the hotel heiress. Fifteen years later, the former BFFs were partying together again, at what looks like a festive holiday celebration. The photos Paris shared do, indeed, look “iconic,” but I can’t help but wonder what’s going on with Kim’s outfit.

Kim Kardashian and her momager, Kris Jenner, were featured in some of the Instagram photos that Paris Hilton shared from mom Kathy Hilton’s holiday blast. Jenner wore a classic black pantsuit, while Kathy, Paris and her sister Nicky Hilton all showed off fancy, Christmas-inspired dresses. Kardashian, meanwhile, sported high-waisted leather pants and a cropped T-shirt from the Up in Smoke hip-hop tour. See the look for yourself below: 

I’m not saying the starlet looks bad at all. The 'fit is actually pretty cute. However, next to the other partygoers in formal attire, she just looks a tad underdressed for the occasion. Quite a few people apparently felt the same way, as several comments seemed to wonder if the Kardashians star was the one who needed a little closet organizing of her own. Some of the comments read: 

  • Kim's outfit is for a rock concert, not a Christmas party
  • it’s cute but just saying threw me off
  • Kim is so inappropriate anymore trying to dress like North at a playground ... Smh down with Kim Kardashian.
  • she looks a bit under dressed doesn't she?
  • Seriously!!!! Everyone dressed Beautiful.. Then she arrives in a t shirt 🤷🏻‍♀️
  • Everyone dressed all nice and Kim looks like a 15YO teen that was forced to her parents party
  • Did Kim not understand the holiday party attire assignment? 🧐

Of course, nobody knows what conversations or thought processes went into Kim Kardashian's decision to wear that particular ensemble for the Christmas party, but it’s worth noting that she was photographed in the same clothes earlier that day, at the bar mitzvah of her nephew, Mason Disick, who just celebrated his 13th birthday

The caption of Paris Hilton’s post acknowledged that Kathy Hilton always throws “iconic” parties, and this certainly seemed to be one to remember. Along with the representatives of the KarJenner clan, the Hiltons’ guest list included Heidi Klum and Paula Abdul, as two the posed for photos in front of a beautiful white Christmas tree. It looks like Abdul even joined Paris Hilton behind the DJ booth, and revelers were also treated to music from a gospel choir.

Kim Kardashian has worked over the past year or so to find her own fashion sense after filing for divorce from Kanye West, but her style has come into question even more since she began re-evaluating her partnership with Balenciaga amid their BDSM ad scandal. We’ll have to see how she continues to evolve when The Kardashians returns for the 2023 TV schedule. For now, however, Seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream with a Hulu subscription

Heidi Venable
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Heidi Venable is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend, a mom of two and a hard-core '90s kid. She started freelancing for CinemaBlend in 2020 and officially came on board in 2021. Her job entails writing news stories and TV reactions from some of her favorite prime-time shows like Grey's Anatomy and The Bachelor. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Journalism and worked in the newspaper industry for almost two decades in multiple roles including Sports Editor, Page Designer and Online Editor. Unprovoked, will quote Friends in any situation. Thrives on New Orleans Saints football, The West Wing and taco trucks.