Late last week, Khloe Kardashian shared a promo video for her new clothing line Good American. And while the Kardashian’s promoting one of their many brands is hardly news, it certainly created a cause for concern when indie designer Destiney Bleu, a Black woman, responded to it.
I didn’t even question Destiney’s tweet because I’ve written extensively about how the Kardashians have used the backs of Blacks as rungs in the ladder of success. Black features, Black hair styles, Black men and now apparently Black designers.
These are the items that were copied. The top two–with significantly less rhinestones, are the one from Khloe Kardashian’s line. And the ones on the bottom, blinding you with their glow are from dbleudazzled.
In reading this story over the weekend, I saw that Destiney tweeted that she had worked some big name artists and advised folk to check her resume. I hope you’ll do the same. Because it’s more impressive than a little bit.
But for those who like to see it with their own eyes, here are a couple of pictures.
So, it wasn’t like she’s been under the radar. In fact, Khloe could have seen her designs any and everywhere, on any of your faves.
After the conversation gained some traction on social media, Good American’s Instagram page responded with a few images of their own, calling them inspiration.
Destiney found it laughable.
She said she’s lawyered up and has the emails to back up her claims, so it will be incredibly interesting to see how this all plays out.