Kim Kardashian Is the New Marilyn Monroe, Says Givenchy Designer Riccardo Tisci

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According to one of fashion world's most prominent figures, Kim Kardashian is poised to be this generation's American icon.

In his latest interview with The Sunday Times, Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci likened the reality star to another famous bombshell, telling the British publication that Kardashian is the new Marilyn Monroe.

"I met her as the girlfriend of a good friend," Tisci said, referring to their first encounter through Kardashian's beau, Kanye West. "I just wanted a moment with her to understand -- and I fell in love. She's the Monroe of our age. People think she's like a doll, but actually she's tough and clever."

He explained, "It's not so much the beauty of people, but the talent, the roots and the intelligence that concern me. I love people who are not scared to fight for their own rights and have their own point of view. The world is big: the music world is big, the art world is big and the fashion world is big, but I think you can recognize a tribe in the similarity of people."

But Tisci isn't the first person to have made the comparison. Last November, Kardashian's fiance West slammed Vanity Fair for putting model Kate Upton in a Monroe-themed photo shoot for its 100th issue, claiming that the mother of his daughter is more deserving of that gig.

"I have a love-hate relationship with the paparazzi, but actually I love them because they are empowering us. They are empowering us over Vanity Fair that want to say that Kate Upton is Marilyn Monroe," he said. "Kate Upton ain't Marilyn Monroe, Kim is Marilyn Monroe."

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  • Kelli OConnell
    Kelli OConnell

    This guy is craze.....kim k has NO talent. She is known for her BIG HUGE A SS and her Porn Video and that's it. Oh yea and her love for black men. She is a dirty nasty W HORE!

  • Thabiso Thabi Mabena
    Thabiso Thabi Mabena

    Disagree , Kim is gorgeous in every way and no one can take that away from her but she's nothing like Marilyn Monroe , I've watched all seasons of her reality show and have read on Marilyn and they are not similar at all , Kim is a business and Marilyn was just a woman who above anything wanted to be loved which we all tragically relate to so well and that's why she's ageless ... the minute kim drops dead her fame will die with her and passed over to the younger sisters who seem to have more depth and character , she certainly created an unforgettable dynasty though (the Kardashians as a Kollection not just Kim)

  • liaandjp1
    liaandjp1

    Kim k can never be like marilyn manroe. She is an icon not a gold digger n a piece of trash like this idiot. Is famous for nothing

  • Kim Helene Zaccour
    Kim Helene Zaccour

    MARILYN MONROE HAD A VERY PAINFUL LIFE WITH SOME KIND OF GENTLE SPIRIT THAT NOBODY COULD TOUCH. KIM K. GO MARRY HUMPRIES AGAIN WITH THAT DRESS AND SMILE AND MONEY YOU AND KANYE WILLGO FARRRRRR. BLESS YOUR CHILD! YOU HAVE NOT SUFFERED THE MENTAL ILLNESS " MARILYN" DID. STFU_

  • Bruce Bohen
    Bruce Bohen

    The man is out of his mind, and maybe just looking for attention. Kim couldn't carry Marilyn's dirty draws.

  • Dean Serra
    Dean Serra

    He needs a drug test

  • ibbuffy
    ibbuffy

    It sounds like he has been drinking the Kanye Kool-Aid for too long. Give me a break - what do the two of them have in common other than that they were women.

  • joanie
    joanie

    Not just no, but HELL NO! Marilyn had talent (beyond being able to pose for cameras) and she had a level of charm that Kim lacks.

  • Dross Cool
    Dross Cool

    POOR MARILYN MONROE

  • Meiko Carter-Butler
    Meiko Carter-Butler

    Pretty Disgusting he would insult Marilyn like that(what a fool)but he was probably one of the many that were paid off by the Kartrashians to say that

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