kardashian and Jenner touched on sibling rivalry and the momager’s demanding schedule (that ends with wine). Plus: What it’s like to dress Gwyneth Paltrow and what stylists really think of Stefano Gabbana’s Selena Gomez insult.
Nine panelists. Three moderators. Two hours. One mammoth outdoor mall.
Fashion industry trade The Business of Fashion landed at Westfield Century City on Monday, setting up shop up for the inaugural BoF West fashion and beauty summit presented in partnership with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. “What a beautiful day,” announced Kris Jenner upon taking her seat next to Kim kardashian West as headliners of the summit for a discussion moderated by BoF founder and CEO Imran Amed titled “Creating Cultural Moments.”
And it was a gorgeous day, one of those perfect 72-degrees-and-sunny Southern California days where one might wander through the recently redesigned mall to pick up something for dinner at Eataly and wind up watching a series of panel discussions about the collision of fashion, Hollywood and Silicon Valley…just because.
The mother-daughter duo closed the program with the third and final talk of the afternoon, following “Creative Entrepreneurship on the West Coast” with Stitch Fix founder and CEO Katrina Lake, Everlane founder and CEO Michael Preysman and Beautycon Media CEO Moj Mahdara as moderated by BoF’s Lauren Sherman; and “The Future of the Red Carpet,” moderated by Janice Min with stylists Elizabeth Saltzman, Karla Welch and Jason Bolden and The Hollywood Reporter fashion and beauty director Carol McColgin.
With plenty of news, gossip and business insights spilling from the all-white stage, below is a rundown of 19 take-aways from BoF West.
1. Don’t press the snooze button if you work for Jenner.
“My mom is really demanding,” explains kardashian West. “She wakes up at 4:30 in the morning and she ends her day at about 6 p.m. with a glass of wine. You have to get everything in between 4:30 and 6 p.m. or she’s not having it. She’s really tough.”
2. There’s no rivalry in the kardashian-Jenner world.
Though Kylie Jenner and kardashian West are both killing it with their respective beauty businesses, there is no sibling rivalry intent on killing the other’s brand. “We do have communication over our timelines and launches so that nothing comes too close,” said kardashian West. “If there’s something that we really both have our eyes set on, we would collab and do it together.” Added Kris Jenner: “One business doesn’t cannibalize the other at all. They have two completely different fan bases.”
3. But tardiness is not tolerated.
kardashian West isn’t down to be disrespected, especially by a sibling who shows up late to a scheduled family commitment. “The sisters that work a little bit more than the other sisters should get respect of, ‘Just be on time when we have things to do,'” kardashian West explained, later letting it slip that the prime suspect was Kourtney kardashian and the crime was committed during filming for Keeping Up With the kardashians. “When I think about it, I do get really mad. It is about people being disrespectful. It’s the one thing that really gets me.”
4. And drama makes for good TV.
Which is why said scenario is included in the upcoming Season 15 of Keeping Up. The blowout fight and resolution is stretched out over three episodes according to kardashian West, but there’s no love lost. “It helps that they’re related. It’s forgotten in 10 minutes,” Kenner concluded. “There’s a lot of love there.” (kardashian West added that they start filming Season 16 next week.)
5. Just say yes to Jenner.
“My business philosophy is always that if someone says no, you’re talking to the wrong person,” said Jenner. “If you have an idea and you feel passionate about doing that as a business and that’s what you really want to do and make a commitment, then let’s go figure out how to do it. Let’s roll up our