Kim Kardashian West Loves and Respects Jean Paul Gaultier’s Perfume Bottle, But Says She Didn’t Copy It
Her latest scent, Body, debuted this week.
This week, Kim Kardashian West unveiled the bottle for her new fragrance, KKW Body, and already it’s drawing some comparisons. Although Kim has made it clear that the bottle is a mini reproduction of her own body, even going so far as to upload pictures of herself covered in clay for the mold, some fans are seeing a different inspiration. A number of fragrance enthusiasts have taken to Twitter to note what they think is a similarity between the bottles of KKW Body and Jean Paul Gaultier‘s 1993 fragrance Classique, which is also in the shape of a woman’s body, minus the head and limbs.
According to People, someone at the House of Gaultier even noticed, appearing to address the alleged similarities with a tongue-in-cheek caption on the brand’s Instagram. “Keeping up with the fragrance’s news! #Classique #JeanPaulGaultier,” the brand wrote, uploading a photo of the Classique bottle.
Now, Kim herself has addressed the alleged similarities. On Friday, she set things straight in an interview with Cosmopolitan, telling the outlet that she appreciates the Classique bottle, but that she drew her inspiration elsewhere.
“Sculptures were my inspiration, but I love that bottle,” Kim told Cosmopolitan. “It’s iconic and celebrates the woman’s body, but my inspiration was a statue. I wanted [mine] to be really personal with my exact mold, but I’ve always loved the Gaultier bottles.”
Kim also said that the mold she’d made of her body wasn’t just for KKW Body. “We were making a mold of my body for the fragrance, but we were also making it to make a big sculpture,” she added, telling Cosmopolitan that she has to see the final product first before deciding where she would want to put it or whether she would put it in her house.
Elsewhere in the interview, Kim elaborated on a previous tweet of hers that said KKW Body wasn’t unisex, but that she will release a unisex fragrance in the future. “Yeah, I’m hoping so… there are two other… I don’t want to say just yet, but yeah, I’m hoping in the fall,” she said. In the meantime, gentlemen can always try Jean Paul Gaultier’s Le Male, which also comes in a bottle shaped like a torso.
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