The Jenner sisters, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner have once again become the target of social media backlash, with fans accusing them of adopting an “old money” aesthetic and mimicking the elegant style of Sofia Richie. This is not the first time Kylie Jenner has been accused of copying her former best friend’s fashion choices, and the recent wave of criticism sheds light on the ongoing controversy surrounding the Jenner sisters’ style and fashion preferences.
The Rise of Sofia Richie’s Aesthetic
Sofia Richie has gained recognition as the embodiment of the “old money” aesthetic or quiet luxury trend, particularly after her wedding to Elliot Grainge in the South of France in April. Social media users have been quick to notice that both Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner have been veering towards more sophisticated ensembles instead of their usual string bikinis.
Kendall Jenner’s Style Transformation
Recently, Kendall Jenner’s stylist shared several Instagram photos showcasing the 27-year-old model in sophisticated and elegant outfits. One notable image featured Kendall wearing a white fit-and-flare Alaïa frock paired with a brown Hermès Kelly bag and a black headband. During her time in Paris, Kendall also opted for a gray, elegant midi dress by Bottega Veneta, further fueling comparisons to Sofia Richie’s style.
Fan Backlash and Calls for Originality
Fans expressed their disappointment and called out Kendall and Kylie Jenner for seemingly copying Sofia Richie’s style. Social media users urged the Jenner sisters to exhibit more originality rather than consistently imitating others. One user commented, “Lmaoooo not Kendall trying to jump on the ‘old money Sofia Richie aesthetic’ all of a sudden after posting thirst traps all week lol.” Another user added, “Have some originality. Lol. Shamelessly copying others’ style.” A third person chimed in, stating, “Sophia Richie DOES it better.”
Past Controversies and Friendship Dynamics
Last month, fashion critics accused Kylie Jenner of imitating Sofia Richie’s fashion style when she wore a white Alaïa maxi dress. Sofia Richie and Kylie Jenner were once close friends, but their friendship suffered when Sofia began dating Scott Disick, the former partner of Kylie’s sister, Kourtney Kardashian. The strained dynamics within their circle have contributed to the ongoing scrutiny of their style choices and sparked discussions about authenticity and originality.
Despite the backlash, it remains to be seen how Kendall and Kylie Jenner will respond to these allegations and whether they will make efforts to establish their unique fashion identities in the future.