The Kim Kardashian West Paris drama that left her tied up in her private residence while armed cop-wannabes made off with $10 million worth of her prized jewels has sent shockwaves through the jet setting celebrity crowd.
In fact, the brazen robbery dominated talk among editors at Fashion Week saying it cast a “gray cloud” over collections that otherwise were meant to exude joy and creativity.
“Total shock. We’ve been talking about it in every front row I’ve sat in,” said Christina Binkley, the Wall Street Journal fashion columnist. “Celebrities here are dripping in jewels. They are a great target. I bet you there’s going to be higher security. You’re not going to be seeing them walking in on their own. Who would walk around Paris on your own knowing there’s people casing you for your $5 million ring? Of course, in the future, they’ll think twice about coming,” she added. h/t ap
Some editors raised questions about the security in a city that remains under a state of emergency following a spate of extremist attacks, and others said the heist would discourage celebrities from coming back to Paris in the future.
The pricey heist came on the heels of Kim getting attacked by Vitalii Sediuk, a professional celebrity accoster, while walking the red carpet.
Cathy Horyn, former New York Times Fashion Editor, spoke on the Kardashian’s security security fail.
“She already had Vitalii Sediuk bothering her this week. I’m sure she is now questioning how she could have been more careful, how she behaves, because Kim tends to travel with more fanfare and more publicity around her, purposefully. That’s been part of her shtick,” she said.