Can Kim Kardashian get some credit for this? Kendall and Kylie Jenner “designed” a bikini that looks strikingly similar to a swimsuit in their older sister’s children’s clothing line, The Kids Supply. Kylie, 19 — who recently teamed up with Kendall, 21, and Revolve to launch a collection of sexy swim ensembles — flaunted her curves in what is basically an adult version of the crimson two-piece Kim, 36, offers Kids Supply customers.
Several fans called out the reality TV duo for seemingly copying the Selfish author. “Wow way to steal from Kim. SMH,” one follower wrote, while another fumed, “Man i’m tired of these girls stealing designs. pretty sad that they’re now taking from their own family.”
(Photo Credit: The Kids Supply)
While it seems as though they were directly inspired by Kim, Kendall and Kylie recently told Vogue that their swimwear line was modeled after the bathing suits their mother, Kris Jenner, used to rock back in the day before she became the world’s most famous momager.
“We were inspired by old school '80s bathing suits like my mom used to wear,” Kylie explained to the fashion bible. “My mom has the most amazing '70s and '80s swim collection. I’ve worn some lately, so we were really inspired by that sexy sport vibe.”
Added Kendall, “We are loving everything high-cut because it looks amazing on all body types.”
The release of Kendall and Kylie’s capsule collection with Revolve comes just weeks after the sisters were slammed for superimposing images of themselves over iconic music acts (such as Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls, and Ozzy Osbourne) for their T-shirt line.
In response to the backlash, the famous siblings removed the tops from their Kendall + Kylie website and issued an apology via Instagram. “These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended, especially to the families of the artists,” they said in a joint statement.
Kendall and Kylie added, “We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in any way. The tee shirts have been pulled from retail and all images have been removed. We will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes and again, we are very sorry.”
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