SEEING DOUBLE

Kim Kardashian Has Admitted to Copying Naomi Campbell’s Style

She paid homage to both Naomi Campbell and Versace on Instagram.


Charley Gallay

It was recently pointed out that Kim Kardashian may have been taking inspiration from not just the ’90s era of fashion in general, but from Naomi Campbell, an undisputed queen of ’90s runway looks.

Kardashian has taken to posting plenty of photos of herself in vintage runway looks from the decade, wearing pieces from Thierry Mugler‘s archives, as well as those of Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa and Versace.

But when Diet Prada pointed out that Fashion Nova may have been using Kardashian as a secret collaborator to knock off some old Thierry Mugler pieces from the archives, people started paying even closer attention to what (or who) inspired Kardashian to put together some of these vintage looks in the first place. While Kardashian denied being part of any sort of couture imitation scheme, the Internet came for her again after they noticed she had been wearing replicas of iconic looks debuted by Campbell nearly three decades ago.

So, what does one do when everyone has already pointed out that they know exactly where you’ve gotten your outfit inspiration from? It seems that if you’re a Kardashian, you eventually just own up to it, which is exactly what Kim did on Monday morning by posting an Instagram photo of herself wearing a silk and lace Versace piece (the same one she wore to Chance the Rapper‘s wedding earlier this month) that Campbell debuted on the runway in 1996. It’s also the same piece worn by the supermodel’s official wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London. Perhaps Kardashian figured that if she’s going to be a Campbell clone, she might as well cop to it.

Naomi Campbell, the supermodel, and Naomi Campbell, the wax figure.

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There seemed to be no bad blood between Campbell and Kardashian as of late, but just in case there were, the latter buried any metaphorical hatchets by tagging Campbell and Versace in her Instagram post, giving credit to both the runway model and the designer from which she borrowed some outfit inspiration. She even captioned the post “Naomi Forever ??” because Instagram captions might as well be the new “Works Cited.”

When you give credit where credit is due, there’s not much room left for the Internet to nitpick the inspiration behind your outfit. Unless, of course, the lack of originality still ruffles some feathers, which it probably will.

The Best, Most Supermodel-Filled Images from the Height of Gianni Versace’s Reign

Linda Evangelista, Versace fashion show, Rock ‘n’ Rule Benefit after party, Park Avenue Armory, New York, New York, 1992.

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Beverly Peele at the 1994 F/W Versace fashion show.

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Acting MTV new anchor, Cindy Crawford, interviews Claudia Schiffer during the 1991 Versace fashion show in Los Angeles.

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Kate Moss struts down the runway during the 1995 S/S Versace fashion show.

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Cindy Crawford attends Versace’s “Rock ‘N Rule” Fashion Show Gala to Benefit amfAR in 1992 in New York City.

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Linda Evangelista at the Gianni Versace Spring 1993 show circa 1992 in Milan, Italy.

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Naomi Campbell wears Versace, in the 1991 Los Angeles, California, Versace fashion show.

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Cindy Crawford backstage at the 1993 s/s Versace fashion show.

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(Original Caption) Kate Moss on the catwalk. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Sygma via Getty Images)

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Naomi Campbell walks during the Versace Fall 1992 RTW runway show.

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Christy Turlington walks during the Versace Fall 1992 RTW runway show.

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Helena Christensen walks the runway at the Versace Haute Couture S/S 1992-1993 fashion show in January, 1992 in Paris, France.

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PARIS – (FILE) Model Carla Bruni walks the catwalk at Versace High Fashion show (circa 1996) in Paris, France. According to reports, December 18, 2007 French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked the Italian model turned pop singer to marry him. (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell Modeling Versace Jacket during the 1992 F/W Versace show.

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Cindy Crawford attends Versace’s “Rock ‘N Rule” Fashion Show Gala to Benefit amfAR on September 14, 1992 at Park Avenue Armory in New York City.

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Amber Valletta walks during the 1995 Versace haute couture show in Paris.

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Kate Moss models Gianni Versace’s spring collection again in 1995.

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Shalom Harlow walks the runway at the Versace Haute Couture S/S 1992-1993 fashion show during the Paris Fashion Week in January, 1992 in Paris, France.

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Gianni Versace, always innovating, blends transparent plastic and shimmering fabric for a futurist evening gown in his f/w 1995-1996 show.

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Naomi Campbell during the 1991f/w Versace fashion show in Los Angeles.

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A model presents an eclectic striped bodysuit and spencer jacket with a coordinated green-striped fantasy military cap during the S/S 1993 Versace fashion show.

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Kate Moss wears Gianni Versace’s zippered bridal gown during the f/w 1995-1996 Versace fashion show.

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Amber Valletta walking down the Runway at the 2000 Spring Fashion Week: Versace Fashion Show in New York City.

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Carla Bruni walks the catwalk at the Versace High Fashion show in Paris, France (1993)

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Yet again: Naomi Campbell walks the runway at the Versace Haute Couture 1992-1993 fashion show in Paris.

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Nadja Auermann, Carla Bruni, Amber Valletta, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Shalom Harlow and Top Models wearing ” Fashion Aid Clothing ” Tee Shirts Pose at the Versace High Fashion Show at the Ritz Hotel on January 1,1994 in Paris.

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Gianni Versace, takes a bow at a 1991 Los Angeles, California, fashion show.

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