Kim Kardashian Wears Balenciaga x Adidas Short Shorts After Brands Sever Ties With Kanye West

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Kim Kardashian loves her Adidas. The TV personality showed off a look from the sportswear brand's new collaboration with Balenciaga.
"Hey," Kardashian, 42, captioned an Instagram mirror selfie on Tuesday, Nov. 22, which she posed in a gray turtleneck with Balenciaga writing beneath the signature three-leaf Adidas logo. The Skims CEO paired the top with black cropped shorts, which were adorned with the iconic Adidas stripes. The reality star completed the look with a dramatic twist, donning a pair of slouchy black over-the-knee boots.
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The collaboration was unveiled on the Balenciaga Spring 2023 catwalk and released to consumers on November 3rd. The collection includes Adidas designs for Balenciaga Hourglass bags and more. In addition to Kardashian, the pieces were worn by Rihanna and Bella Hadid.
Though Kardashian has long rocked Balenciaga and Adidas creations, the latest sighting comes amid messages from former Yeezy employees accusing Kanye West of abuse in an open letter to Adidas.
In an article published Tuesday by Rolling Stone, several former employees claimed that the 45-year-old Chicago worker showed intimate and inappropriate photos of Kardashian. The Hulu star and the Grammy winner were married at the time. (The two split in February 2021 when Kardashian filed for divorce.)
“It was very insightful and personal. I didn't really react," an anonymous staffer recalled in the disclosure. The report claimed West showed explicit video of Kardashian during a 2018 meeting. Additionally, employees interviewed claimed there had been other incidents in which West had shown pornography to team members, asking them, "What do you think of that?"
The open letter also detailed other "forms of abuse" and claimed West employed tactics to "tear a person down" in order to foster "unwavering" loyalty."
Last month, Adidas ended its partnership with West over his anti-Semitic remarks.
"Adidas does not condone anti-Semitism or any other type of hate speech," the company said in an Oct. 25 statement on Inclusion, Mutual Respect and Fairness."
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock
The memo continued, "Following a thorough review, the company has made the decision to immediately terminate the partnership with Ye, cease production of Yeezy-branded products, and stop all payments to Ye and its companies. Adidas will discontinue the Adidas Yeezy business effective immediately.”
West partnered with Adidas in 2013 to create and sell items from its Yeezy clothing line. Together, the labels introduced the popular Yeezy Boost 350 sneaker (2015) as well as the vibrant Adidas Yeezy Slide (2019) and Adidas Yeezy Foam Runner (2020).
Days earlier, Balenciaga had severed the connection.
"Balenciaga no longer has a relationship and no plans for future projects related to this artist," Kering -- the fashion brand's parent company -- told Women's Wear Daily in a statement Oct. 21.
The "Heartless" rapper had been collaborating with the French fashion house for years and most recently opened his show during Paris Fashion Week earlier this year. Balenciaga Creative Director Demna also collaborated with West on his Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga line.
The chaos ensued when the "Stronger" artist wore a "White Lives Matter" t-shirt as he unveiled his Season 9 Yeezy collection on Oct. 3.
While many criticized the incident, West defended the message during an Oct. 6 appearance on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight. "People look for an explanation and [they] say, 'Well, as an artist you don't have to make an explanation,' but as a leader you do. The answer to why I wrote "White Lives Matter" on a t-shirt is because they do. It's the obvious," he argued.
West then doubled down on his stance, sharing a series of anti-Semitic messages. "This is not a game. I use you as an example to show the Jews who told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me. I told you this is war," the Grammy winner told Diddy earlier this month in a since-deleted Instagram post.
On Oct. 19, West apologized for his behavior during an appearance on Piers Morgan Uncensored, but said he had "absolutely no regrets" about his anti-Semitic comments. "I feel like I've hurt and created confusion," he noted. "And I feel sorry for the families of people who were unrelated to the trauma I went through and for using my platform where you say hurt people hurt people. I was injured."
Kardashian broke her silence on her ex's comments on Oct. 24. "Hate speech is never okay or excusable," she tweeted. "I stand with the Jewish community and call on the horrific violence and hateful rhetoric directed at them to end immediately."
Us Weekly has reached out to West and Kardashian reps for comment.
Kim Kardashian
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