All is not well in the polyester-acetate blend world of the Kardashian sisters: the New York Times just gave a scathing review of their new DASH store in Manhattan, just a day after Bebe basically announced they were going to dump their Kardashian resort collection. Radar Online says of the NY Times review:
New York Times columnist Jon Caramanica scathingly described the store as a “fashion desert.”
“Just oodles of drapey cowl necks and embellished cap sleeves and synthetic fibers,” he wrote. “Clothes are essentially split into two categories of fit: vacuum-sealed and hot-air balloon.’
Describing one pricey outfit, Caramanica wrote, “You could wear this look in the same way you could hire an enthusiastic 5-year-old as your stylist.”
And of their resort line with Bebe:
Earlier this year, Bebe had launched a Kardashian line inspired by “something the sisters would wear on vacation.”
But Bebe president Emilia Fabricant admitted that they are re-thinking their partnership with the Kardashians.
“The sisters do still have relevance,” said Fabricant. “But at Bebe we need to move with fashion and we want to be first in the fashion world with everybody else and not fall behind. We are definitely assessing the situation.”
Once Bebe “assesses the situation,” they’ll probably realize that everything Kim Kardashian wears looks like it took a couple of Chinese contortionists and a welder to put on. I think the problem here is that their clothing line doesn’t come with a shoe horn and several tubs of Crisco. Unless it’s cutting off your circulation and causing hairline fractures in your ribs, it’s just not the Kardashian look.