Spring is nothing without doses of cultural appropriation from those out of touch with black culture.
Insert Vogue, who decided to give props to Kim Kardashian for bringing back crimped hair on Friday (March 15). The businesswoman has been on the move lately, rocking a mix of kanekalon and yaki ponytails during fashion month, Chance The Rapper’s wedding and other Kardashian-related events.
“What makes this look so modern is that the front is sleek,” explained her stylist Justine Marjan. “This gives a cool contrast to the texture.”
With many trends from the aughts coming back to the mainstream, this is one that hasn’t really gone anywhere. But black beauty markers (layered gold chains, perfect baby hairs, name chains) paired with media ignorance and the Kardashian’s own fascination with black culture has made it okay for her to receive all the props.
But we can’t forget those who have slayed kanekalon, yaki and crimped styles like…
The singer’s look for her comeback has been a uniform-like one, with Ms. Jackson rocking all black and her now signature ponytail.
This. was. last. year. How could anyone forget this? The entertainer rocked various styles of kanekalon hair for Beychella.
There was also this amazing look at Serena Williams’ wedding.
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Ruth E. Carter
The Oscar-winning designer made the look all her own while on the red carpet for Black Panther.
Fans of the rapper are aware her early looks included fun crimped and wavy styles. When she made to move to ditch her color wigs in 2014, she’s kept the crimped styles close to her heart.
And we cannot forget about our queen, Naomi Campbell
She’s owned the look her whole career, from the runway to the red carpet, Ms. Campbell has always been on the forefront of casual beautiful looks.
Social media also got wind of Vogue‘s post, including actor O’Shea Jackson who like many of us, is just over it.
Maaaaaaan come on now. Come ooooon now. Bringing it back? Vogue stop this https://t.co/FEGSw3GM9V
— O’Shea Jack(Nichol)son (@OsheaJacksonJr) March 15, 2019
Kim Kardashian West: *breathes*
Vogue: Kim Kardashian West is bringing back respiration in a big way.
— SigmundFraud® (@southpaw94_) March 15, 2019
Perhaps there’s a bit of truth of the theories of fashion outlets trolling readers but this just deserves a permanent eye roll.