Home Arts & Entertainment Kim Kardashian and the art of distraction: Just divorced star almost spills out of her TINY bandeau

Kim Kardashian and the art of distraction: Just divorced star almost spills out of her TINY bandeau

by Atlanta Business Journal

Kim Kardashian did her best to master the art of distraction as she stepped out in a jaw-dropping outfit in Miami on Wednesday night, shaking off the latest outrage engulfing her ex Kanye West and the scandal surrounding her beloved fashion brand Balenciaga.

The reality TV star, 42, almost spilled out of her flimsy bandeau top that bared her very trim waist  as she arrived to Gekko restaurant during Art Basel on Thursday along with her sister Khloe Kardashian, 38. 

The mother-of-four teamed the skimpy top with blue racer pants with black leather boots skimming her thighs.

Va va voom! Kim Kardashian made a very splashy fashion statement as she shook off the drama surrounding her ex Kanye West and beloved fashion brand Balenciaga

Va va voom! Kim Kardashian made a very splashy fashion statement as she shook off the drama surrounding her ex Kanye West and beloved fashion brand Balenciaga

She rocked a head full of long blonde hair which cascaded down to her waist in loose, beachy wisps.

The mom of four rocked a golden tan, matte-hued lips, and a pair of boxy black shades over her eyes.

As for her nails, she opted for the long claw trend in a shade of light tan.

Khloe also turned heads in a skin-clinging black bodysuit that zipped down to her naval and flashed a hint of side boob.

Sister act! Khloe Kardashian turned heads in a black bodysuit that zipped down to her naval

Sister act! Khloe Kardashian turned heads in a black bodysuit that zipped down to her naval 

A-list fashion: All eyes were on the social media sensations as they made their grand entrance to the restaurant

Out of this world! Khloe carried a smiling alien print purse

A-list fashion: All eyes were on the social media sensations as they made their grand entrance to the restaurant

She too concealed her eyes with large black sunnies and also worked a lengthy French tip manicure.

Taking her outfit to the next level, she toted around a smiling alien clutch that dazzled in the night sky.

After enjoying dinner, during which they were accompanied by Kim’s close pal Jonathan Cheban and tennis champion Serena Williams, the sisters exited the restaurant with their entourage in tow. 

Kim looked effortlessly cool as she warded off the blinding flashbulbs with large black shades.

Sun-kissed: Kim displayed a golden tan and her defined abs

Hello gorgeous! The mom of four rocked a golden tan, matte-hued lips, and a pair of boxy black shades over her eyes

Sun-kissed: Kim displayed a golden tan and her defined abs 

Blondie: She rocked a head full of long blonde hair which cascaded down to her waist in loose, beachy wisps

Blondie: She rocked a head full of long blonde hair which cascaded down to her waist in loose, beachy wisps

Glam: For her night out, the mogul rocked matte-hued lips, and a pair of boxy black shades over her eyes

Glam: For her night out, the mogul rocked matte-hued lips, and a pair of boxy black shades over her eyes

Glam: For her night out, the mogul rocked matte-hued lips, and a pair of boxy black shades over her eyes

Khloe made her way down the restaurant’s red carpet entry with her glitzy rhinestone purse and her iPhone in hand.

Kim soon spotted their black chauffeured vehicle and she B-lined for the front passengers side.

Kim and Khloe were accompanied by a number of bodyguards to ensure their safety due to their celebrity status. 

The duo and their crew were reportedly headed to a party at supermodel Karlie Kloss’ home which she shares with husband Jared Kushner and their baby son. 

Miami heat! Khloe was a vision as she enjoyed some time with her sister

Miami heat! Khloe was a vision as she enjoyed some time with her sister

Gym honed: Khloe displayed all the results of her many workouts in her skin-tight look

Gym honed: Khloe displayed all the results of her many workouts in her skin-tight look

Gym honed: Khloe displayed all the results of her many workouts in her skin-tight look

Nailed it! The star flaunted an elongated French tip manicure

Nailed it! The star flaunted an elongated French tip manicure

It has been a tumultuous few days for Kim lately.

The outing comes after her ex-husband appeared to have a ‘full mental health breakdown’ on Alex Jones’ podcast alongside white supremacist Nick Fuentes, where he spouted more anti-Semitic bile and encourage people to visit R. Kelly and Weinstein in prison. 

Kim and Kanye have also finally settled their divorce after an ugly public battle that raged on for almost two years since they split.

Kim will be getting $200,000 in child support monthly, TMZ reported on Tuesday after reviewing court docs. Kanye, 45, and Kim will share joint custody and have ‘equal access’ to their four kids North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three.

Waves for days: Khloe's honey toned tresses flowed down her back and chest in voluminous waves

Waves for days: Khloe’s honey toned tresses flowed down her back and chest in voluminous waves

Pink pout: Her full lips were painted a glossy pink shade

She added height to her statuesque frame with a pair of sky-high heels

 Pink pout: Her full lips were painted a glossy pink shade

Glitz: She added some sparkle to her edgy look by toting her belongings in a crystal purse

Glitz: She added some sparkle to her edgy look by toting her belongings in a crystal purse

Insiders told TMZ that Kim will have custody of the children most of the time.

Under terms of the agreement, Kanye will be responsible for 50 percent of the educational and security expenses for the four kids.

Kanye and Kim agreed to attend mediation should they have a parenting disagreement, according to the outlet. Should one not attend the session, the attending parent will get to make the decision on the topic at hand.

The $200,000 monthly payment must be wired into Kim’s account on the first day of every month.

Both Kanye and Kim waived receiving spousal support per the agreements of the prenuptial agreement they signed prior to their marriage, the outlet reported.

Time to go: After enjoying dinner, the sisters exited the restaurant with their entourage in tow.

Time to go: After enjoying dinner, the sisters exited the restaurant with their entourage in tow.

Star-studded: They were accompanied by Kim's close pal Jonathan Cheban and tennis champion Serena Williams

Star-studded: They were accompanied by Kim’s close pal Jonathan Cheban and tennis champion Serena Williams

Cool factor: Kim looked effortlessly cool as she warded off the blinding flashbulbs with large black shades

Cool factor: Kim looked effortlessly cool as she warded off the blinding flashbulbs with large black shades

In the divorce settlement, Kanye agreed to transfer Kim the title of a $4.5 million home next to where Kardashian lives in Southern California, according to TMZ.

Kim will now be the owner of the five-bedroom home, which spans 3,650 sq. feet. She is expected to tear down the home – which West said he bought to be closer to his kids – as it is in need of multiple renovations.

In addition to the home next door, Kim will retain rights to the $60 million estate in Hidden Hills, California she lives in with the kids, as well as property in Idaho.

In the pact, Kanye will retain ownership of a $60 million Malibu beach home; a pair of ranches he owns in Wyoming; 300 acres in Calabasas, California; a home in Belgium; and the Chicago home he grew up in.

Riding solo: Khloe made her way down the restaurant's red carpet entry with her glitzy rhinestone purse and her iPhone in hand

Riding solo: Khloe made her way down the restaurant’s red carpet entry with her glitzy rhinestone purse and her iPhone in hand

Safety first: Kim and Khloe were accompanied by a number of bodyguards to ensure their safety due to their celebrity status

Safety first: Kim and Khloe were accompanied by a number of bodyguards to ensure their safety due to their celebrity status

Sources told the outlet that Kardashian has tried in vain to reach an overall divorce agreement with West over the part year, but he continually refused ‘to participate in resolving’ the matter.

‘Kim’s patience was tested, but she handled things calmly and ultimately Kanye came around,’ the source told the outlet.

According to the outlet, Kim’s lawyer Laura Wasser was key in mediating between the parties to nail down an agreement between the exes.

Kim chatted with restauranteur pal David Grutman en route to the valet

Kim chatted with restauranteur pal David Grutman en route to the valet

Shotgun! Kim soon spotted their black chauffeured vehicle and she B-lined for the front passengers side

Shotgun! Kim soon spotted their black chauffeured vehicle and she B-lined for the front passengers side

Party time: The duo and their crew were reportedly headed to a party at supermodel Karlie Kloss' home which she shares with husband Jared Kushner and their baby son

Party time: The duo and their crew were reportedly headed to a party at supermodel Karlie Kloss’ home which she shares with husband Jared Kushner and their baby son

Had they not settled, Kanye would have had to give a deposition in the case and a trial would have commenced next month.

Meanwhile, Kim has also come under fire over her handling of her relationship with Balenciaga following its recent controversy.

The scandal erupted when Balenciaga released its 2022 Holiday ad campaign that featured children posing with its Plush Toy Bag. The bags look like teddy bears and are dressed in BDSM gear.

In the photo shoot, the kids also appeared surrounded by empty wine and champagne glasses.

The distinctly adult themes immediately troubled many who asked why children had ever been used.

Kim, the brand’s biggest ambassador, said in a statement Sunday that she is ‘re-evaluating’ her relationship with the fashion house in light of the scandal, but fell short of distancing herself from the brand for good.

It's really over: Kim and Kanye have also finally settled their divorce after an ugly public battle that raged on for almost two years since they split

It’s really over: Kim and Kanye have also finally settled their divorce after an ugly public battle that raged on for almost two years since they split

Kim, who has been in business with the company for several years, spoke out days after the company had already apologized for the scandal. She is often seen wearing Balenciaga to major events and has featured in several of the brand’s campaigns in the past.

But on social media, users appeared skeptical of Kim’s statement which took days to prepare, with many suggesting that it was not sincere and that she was waiting and hoping for things to blow over. Many said that only a complete cutting of ties with the Spanish brand would now be appropriate.

She wrote: ‘I have been quiet for the past few days, not because I haven’t been shocked and outraged by the recent Balenciaga campaigns, but because I wanted an opportunity to speak to their team to understand for myself how this could have happened.’

She continued: ‘As a mother of four, I have been shaken by those disturbing images. The safety of children must be held with the highest regard and anything against it should have no place in our society – period.’

She subsequently reissued the statement that saw some of the wording changed using stronger language adding: ‘any attempts to normalize child abuse of any kind should have no place in our society – period.’

However, on balance, Kim said that she is comfortable with how the company reacted to the scandal.

‘I appreciate Balenciaga’s removal of the campaigns and apology. In speaking with them, I believe they understand the seriousness of the issue and will take the necessary measures for this to never happen again.’

In an additional post, to both Instagram and Twitter, Kim said she was reconsidering her relationship with the fashion brand but had not yet many any firm decisions.

‘As for my future with Balenciaga, I am currently re-evaluating my relationship with the brand, basing it off their willingness to accept accountability for something that should have never happened to begin with — & the actions I am expecting to see them take to protect children.’

THE BALENCIAGA SCANDAL: BONDAGE BEARS, CHILD PORN DOCS AND AN ARTIST KNOWN FOR DEPICTING NAKED KIDS

The Bondage Bears Christmas campaign 

The scandal erupted when Balenciaga released its 2022 Holiday ad campaign that featured children posing with its Plush Toy Bag. The bags look like teddy bears and are dressed in BDSM gear. 

In the photo shoot, the kids also appeared surrounded by empty wine and champagne glasses. 

The distinctly adult themes immediately troubled many who asked why children had ever been used. 

Balenciaga ignored the scandal at first and seemingly allowed the photographer who was involved, Gabriele Galimberti, to take the heat. 

He released a statement saying he had no control over the content of the shoot and eventually, Balenciaga released its own statement agreeing with him and taking responsibility for the campaign. 

It has now been pulled from the internet. 

The hidden child porn documents 

After the BDSM bears fiasco, eagle-eyed critics started examining the rest of Balenciaga’s campaigns closely. 

They soon discovered that in the background of an image from the Spring ’23 campaign was a printout of a Supreme Court ruling on whether or not internet child porn can be legally considered free speech. 

On the back of the bears scandal, many critics said it pointed to a troubling pattern within Balenciaga. 

Balenciaga was quick to blame North Six, a production company that helped arrange the shoot, for the inclusion of those documents. 

They claimed that they entrusted all of the props from the photoshoot to North Six, and that their team was assured everything that was included was fake. 

The troubling book of artist whose work depicts naked, castrated toddlers 

Balenciaga is yet to answer for the inclusion of a book by Michael Borremans in the background of two of the images from the Spring ’23 campaign. 

Borremans is a Belgian painter whose work includes a troubling 2017 series called Fire From The Sun. 

It depicts naked toddlers – some of them castrated – playing in a group and at times alone. 

Lawyers for the brand are yet to address DailyMail.com’s questions about how the book ended up on the photoshoot.  

In this image from Balenciaga's scrapped Spring '23 campaign, Isabelle Huppert sits in front of a stack of books including one that celebrates Michael Borremans, a Belgian painter whose work is known to include depictions of castrated toddlers

In this image from Balenciaga’s scrapped Spring ’23 campaign, Isabelle Huppert sits in front of a stack of books including one that celebrates Michael Borremans, a Belgian painter whose work is known to include depictions of castrated toddlers

Borremans' other work includes his 2017 series Fire From The Sun, which features castrated toddlers and babies holding what look like severed limbs, while playing together nude in a large group

Borremans’ other work includes his 2017 series Fire From The Sun, which features castrated toddlers and babies holding what look like severed limbs, while playing together nude in a large group

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