Why Is Kim Kardashian's Sweatshirt Causing an International Kommotion?

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02:  Kim Kardashian attends the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear  Spring/Summer 2017  on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Why Is Kim Kardashian's Sweatshirt Causing an International Kommotion?

Wonder if she realized the radical political message on the sleeve.

Published December 28, 2016

Four days ago, Kim Kardashian was spotted at the Los Angeles Ballet School taking in a performance of The Nutcracker with Kanye West and their daughter, North. And while Kim’s clothes always make headlines, her outfit for this particular occasion included… a reference to communism?!

Kim wore a Vetements sweatshirt that features the Communist hammer-and-sickle emblem. It’s from a collaboration with the avant-garde  Moscow store SVMoscow, it sells for $770, and it’s already sold out. Trotsky would be rolling in his grave.

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She paired the sweatshirt with Yeezy boots, which were also presumably sold for profit. It’s a hilarious outfit on a number of levels. Was Kim being intentionally ironic here? Remember, she can be funny! The woman is essentially the poster girl for capitalism — her entire brand revolves around wealth, and she figured out how to turn her actual life into a commodity. She’s been on the cover of Forbes!

It’s also ridiculous when you consider Kanye’s outspoken support of President-elect Donald Trump, a man who literally covers his homes in gold. And Trump loves Putin, who has a complicated relationship with the Communist Party. It’s all enough to make your head spin. Go paint the town red, Kim. Workers of the world, unite! 

Written by Jocelyn Silver


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