It’s been almost two years since she was bound and robbed of her jewelry at gunpoint in Paris.
And Kim Kardashian was back in the French capital on Thursday, as she posed up a storm with husband Kanye West at the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show held at Parisien Palais Royal during Paris Fashion Week.
A source close to the reality TV star told People the 37-year-old reality TV star ‘is much more careful about being flashy’ and not wearing any more jewelry than a simple wedding band during her European trip out of fear she might be robbed again.
Look who’s back: It’s been almost two years since she was bound and robbed of her jewelry at gunpoint in Paris. Seen here with half-sister Kylie Jenner
According to the gossip site, Kim ‘no longer keeps jewelry in the house or wears her best jewels to appearances.’
‘She doesn’t wear expensive jewelry every day, so it makes no sense to keep it at the house. Kim is trying to eliminate as many concerns as possible,’ a source told People.
The couple’s surprise appearance in Paris marks Kim’s first time back in the city since she was robbed at gunpoint during Paris Fashion Week two years ago, making her decision to go jewelry-free in the city understandable.
Keeping it simple: A source close to the reality TV star told People the 37-year-old reality TV star ‘is much more careful about being flashy’ and not wearing any more jewelry than a simple wedding band
And pose: They are front row and centre for the biggest catwalk shows of the season. And Kim Kardashian and Kanye West posed up a storm in their style savvy looks at the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show in Paris on Thursday
In October 2016 Kim faced a terrifying ordeal when she awoke in the couple’s Paris apartment to find five masked men in her home.
The gang bound and gagged the mother-of-three before making off with $10m worth of jewelry.
In the aftermath of the robbery Kim vowed not to return to Paris. Discussing a court appearance regarding the crime on her hit show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, she told friends when asked if she’d return to Paris: ‘Not any time soon. I don’t wanna go any time soon. Maybe in five, six, seven or ten years time.
Return: The couple’s surprise appearance in Paris marks Kim’s first time back in the city since she was robbed at gunpoint during Paris Fashion Week two years ago
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From the Spring 2019 menswear collection
Kanye West came out to support his friend and fellow designer Virgil Abloh who debuted his first collection as artistic direction of menswear for Louis Vuitton.
He of course brought his wife Kim Kardashian along, and also in attendance was her sister Kylie Jenner, her boyfriend Travis Scott and her bestie Jordyn Woods.
Kim modeled the latest from the brand, a turquoise cargo jacket that was shown on the runway in white. She teamed it with a pair of biker shorts that showed off her tanned legs and a pair of barely there sandals.
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Family: Kim and Kanye sat front row with Kim’s little sister Kylie Jenner, who stood out in her own bold choice of colour
Something’s different: Kim (left, during Paris Fashion Week in September 2016 and right, on the night of the robbery) was noticeably not wearing jewellery, after having thousands of pounds worth of accessories stolen from her hotel room during her last visit to Paris
Pictures or it didn’t happen: The social media sensation shared footage of her trip with her followers
Used to it: Despite the crowds, Kim confidently strutted along
In her element: Kim continued to document the chaos on her phone
Of her eldest daughter, she added ‘North has pyjamas with the Eiffel Tower on it and she’s always asking for me to take her. And I will, one day. It’ll be hard, but I’ll do it – for her. But I don’t want to do it any time soon’.
Kim was brave enough to make her return to the fashion capital on Thursday though, with her husband by her side.
For the show from one of the couple’s favourite design houses, the star recycled her new favourite item of spandex shorts underneath a very bold turquoise jacket.
Support: In October 2016 Kim faced a terrifying ordeal when she awoke in the couple’s Paris apartment to find five masked men in her home, in the aftermath she vowed not to return to the city for years
Standing ovation: Kim and Kanye leaped out of their seats as the final looks walked past, while Kylie captured the moment on her phone
Style king: Kanye also stood out with his bird motif sweater, with the garment dotted with slogans including the words ‘there is only freedom’ running up the rapper’s arm. He finished off his look with tracksuit pants and sneakers
The whole gang: The group looked incredibly fashion forward as they dominated the front row at the show
Out and a pout: The couple were pulling their fiercest poses for the surrounding cameras – in true Kimye style
It’s fashion: Kylie showed off her eclectic sense of style in a bright yellow boiler suit as she arrived at the show with her best friend Jordyn Woods
Bright young thing: All eyes were on Kylie as she strutted along in the eye-catching one-piece
Coordinated: Kylie and Kim enjoyed the menswear presentation from the star-studded front row
Major event: The Louis Vuitton team took over the grand Parisien Palais Royal on a very sunny day in Paris
Kim was hard to miss in her bold pop of colour, layering her bulky jacket over her new favourite trend of tight black shorts.
She showed off her tanned legs under the skimpy look, accentuating her pins further with strappy black heels.
The style icon completed her look with dark statement shades, while her long dark locks were left crimped and cascading down over her shoulders.
Double date: Kylie’s boyfriend Travis Scott was sat the other side of the star, with the new parents enjoying some time out from life with little Stormi
Style: Rapper Travis was in a white shirt and cargo pants layered over a purple t-shirt for his front row style
Happy: The new parents looked at each other in delight
Leggy look: Kim flaunted her long, tanned legs in her very skimpy choice of outfits as Kanye admired her look
Kanye also stood out with his bird motif sweater, with the blue colour coordinating with Kim’s choice of colour.
The sweater was dotted with slogans including the words ‘there is only freedom’ running up the rapper’s arm. He finished off his look with tracksuit pants and sneakers.
The husband and wife style team both broke out their best pouts and fierce poses before taking their seats in the star-studded front row alongside Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Kim’s sister Kylie Jenner.
Work it : For the show from one of the couple’s favourite design houses, the star recycled her new favourite item of spandex shorts underneath a very bold turquoise jacket
Friends: Held at the Parisien Palais Royal. It’s the first Men’s Spring-Summer 2019 Fashion Show arranged by Louis Vuitton’s new men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh, a personal and professional friend of Kanye
Congratulations: An emotional Kanye broke down with Virgil as the long-time pals shared a hug at the close of the show
Tears: The Chicago-born designer started working with Kanye in the early noughties and the pair interned together at Fendi in 2009, the same year that Abloh also took on the role of artistic director for Donda
Kylie – who recently gave birth to her first child Stormi in February – ensured all eyes were on her as she slipped into a daring shell-suit.
Channeling 80s chic, the beauty mogul’s bold ensemble turned heads with its neon yellow scheme, tied in with a trendy hood and zip-up features as she took her seat along with boyfriend Travis Scott and best friend Jordyn Wood.
Held at the Parisien Palais Royal. It’s the first Men’s Spring-Summer 2019 Fashion Show arranged by Louis Vuitton’s new men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh, a personal and professional friend of Kanye, who has worked with the rapper and designer since 2002.
An emotional Kanye broke down with Virgil as the long-time pals shared a hug at the close of the show.
Three’s not a crowd: Kim also posed for photos with her husband’s designer friend in the rainbow coloured backstage area
Bella: The beauty didn’t sport any hint of fatigue despite her jam-packed schedule
Walk this way: Bella looked sensational as she showed off her long lean legs for the event
Pals: Virgil Abloh and Bella Hadid looked delighted as they posed together
Man of the hour: Bella couldn’t resist pointing at the Virgil to show her support
Low key: Rita Ora teamed a newspaper print shirt with loose jeans and leather boots for the LV showcase
Fashionista: Rita sported a labyrinth of necklaces down her front
Hot couple: Ansel Elgort looked trendy as he arrived with his stunning girlfriend Violette Komyshan
No risks: The Fault In Our Stars actor shielded himself from the photographers with a pair of chic shades
Like father, like son: P Diddy’s son Christian Casey Combs put on a trendy display at the fashion spectacle
Looking good, boys! Christian posed with a very stylish Quincy Brown
She’s got front: Naomi showed off her sensational front with a deep plunging blouse
That’s how you do it! All eyes were on Naomi as she strutted out of the venue
Hot stuff: Doutzen Kroes and her husband Sunnery James looked every inch the stylish couple
Fashion squad: Sunnery James, Doutzen Kroes and Moses Sumney took to the FROW
Spectacle: Models were dressed in textured sportswear with neon accents as the a-list audience snapped away
Grand finale: The camera phones were out in force as the male models paraded past in the stunning setting
Round of applause: Virgil Abloh was overcome with emotion as his celeb pals leaped out of their seats to show their love
Friends in high places: Rihanna also had a warm hug for the designer backstage after his triumphant debut
The Chicago-born designer started working with Kanye in the early noughties and the pair interned together at Fendi in 2009, the same year that Abloh also took on the role of artistic director for Donda.
Rihanna was also among the celeb fashion fans to enjoy Abolh’s debut, and had clearly got the style memo, arriving in a white version of Kylie’s boiler suit.
The 30-year-old Bajan beauty’s simplistic plunging one-piece teased at her cleavage and intricate tattoo. Her striking white look swamped her enviable curves as she arrived to the star-studded show carrying a clear holdall back in her manicured hand.
The Man Down songstress created shape to the purposely baggy garment with a chic bum bag by the French design house which she wrapped around her waist.
Proud: The singer looked delighted to support her designer friend, as the two posed for photos together
Mingling: Kim met up with top model Naomi Campbell after the show, with the Brit beauty going braless under a draped shirt
Out there: Some models were dressed in metallic capes, carrying fluorescent holdalls as they strutted down the huge length of runway
Lights camera action: Dozens of spotlights lined the vast catwalk which spread the length of the tree-lined promenade