At Home With Kim Kardashian – The End of An Era | Good Morning Vogue

[Music] uh so let's talk about um the 20th and final season of uh keeping up with the kardashians it's really crazy to look back and just to think 20 seasons that's a long time just because we didn't really expect it to go on this long we just were having fun and we genuinely love filming together as a family but i think we're all so happy we made it to 20 seasons like genuinely so excited was there broad agreement that it was time did everybody were there any stragglers that didn't want it to end i think we all went back and forth we made the decision kind of last minute and kind of quickly and we just all decided together we were kind of unanimous and then we all called each other i remember it was on a weekend and we had until the monday to decide and so on the friday we were like okay we're going to do this we're done and then we went back and saturday we all called each other and was like are we making the right decision are you sure we should do this and we just kept on going back and forth on that and then we all were like listen we're all gonna have to we're all sentimental we all really love doing this and we love our cat our crew so much that i think that was such a huge decision for us um because we loved seeing them and working with them and we they've been in our lives from season one so it um it was an emotional decision but we all felt like it was the right decision so the the finale uh takes place in lake tahoe and it's like the final family vacation for the show right yeah and so we we spoke on the phone i think just after you guys filmed it in december and i remember you saying to me that you were kind of maybe surprised that you weren't more emotional but that maybe you thought you might get emotional when the final interviews happened back in la um and i just wondered like did that moment ever come that sort of big you know yeah i think my most emotional time was when we told our crew that we weren't going to go forward after season 20.

That was to me the most emotional week i was so drained for literally an entire week after that just from all the calls and everyone reaching out and having all of that energy that to me was the most emotional i think i was also super emotional when my audio girl gave me my mic she gave me my my mic that i've had and they tracked down with the serial numbers that it was my mic through the first 10 seasons and then we switched to a different mic that they look identical i think for the last 10 seasons but she gave me my original mic that i started with and gave every family member and exactly how it was labeled they're all labeled with like a regular labeler and it's just really special it's funny to think about the idea of only only a sort of a reality show star that's been filmed for 20 seasons could like feel sentimental evaluated in a microphone and like just just i mean even sitting in a chair for the last time it was emotional everything just i thought i'm really gonna miss these interviews i miss all these people but our crew is family to us you know so that i think was the hardest part of letting go of the show is just knowing that we won't see these people every day so i started watching the show from the very first episode because remember i told you that i did not um watch the show before i interviewed you in 2019 for the first time well i finally went back and watched starting from episode one and it's um it's quite a chore there's like 290 episodes and that's not even including uh all the spin-offs which is i think 10 or 11 of them do you have do you find like a reason to go back and look at something or i haven't every once in a while there'll be a summary runs on and i'll flip through it and see the outfits and think it's so funny or just like loving reminiscing about the houses that we were in and just the things that we were doing and i i love seeing that but i haven't really gone back and watched right i really see you come to life like you find your voice and you find your footing like after a few years and even the sound of your voice changes i know that's the biggest mystery to me and my sisters we are blown away it's the thing that has us absolutely blown away we have no idea what happened to our voices we have completely different voices your voice deepens yes all of ours do and it's but it's sort of more you you it's it just feels more commanding you're like even okay i'm just watching you um become the person that i met a couple of years ago like because it was jarring in the beginning to watch you uh before you you seem so young to me yeah you know i was i was and all of those experiences i mean i look back and i think oh my god there's so many embarrassing things that are on tv for the world to see but then you have to kind of just understand that i'm so grateful for also the evolution because i've learned so much so i'm happy that we were able to be on for so long for people to see that and to see now i can look back and kind of like laugh and you know make fun of maybe my outfits or my voice or just even where we were emotionally but we were also i think the thing that i'm most proud about like we were just all in it together but people can really see that and they can see the evolution and i'm just so glad that we stuck around long enough for people to get that and for me to even personally have those experiences because i'm i used to think before i'm you know trying to rush you know being a mom and trying to rush all of that and you see that and i'm so glad i remember my dad used to always tell me wait until you're like early 30s or mid-30s before you have babies trust me just wait don't do it in your early 20s or um it'll just be the right time and he was so right and i always thought about that even if my friends or courtney were having babies so much earlier i just knew when it finally was my time that it was the right time and i'm so glad that my kids get this version of me rather than the 20 something year old version of me and that makes me um just proud to see all of that on tv and one day i can show that back to them if they're ever interested it's an amazing sort of you you are a person who likes to archive and save things and everything and you're you know as i think you said to me on the phone one day that if you saw how organized i was you'd freak like um and the show is an archive in that way just to have all of those memories and home videos like the most well-shot home videos continuously for almost 15 years that's amazing i grew up with so many home videos that's why we kind of intertwine them you see a lot of flashbacks and you see a lot of cuts of us as kids in the show because we just had so much footage of us growing up because that's all my dad did would video everything and so it's kind of like a continuum of that one of the things that cece uh said to me that i loved was i i was basically trying to get her to say answer answer the question why do you think so many millions of people around the world have connected with this family and she said well part of it is that kim is one of the authors of social media and i just thought that was such an interesting way to put it being an author myself that you sort of wrote the book on it in a way you know what i mean and i wondered how that strikes you and how you see your role in the rise of social media i wouldn't have looked at it that way but it's interesting to think about it like that i would definitely say and i've heard this before is that i i've definitely realized how to use social media as a tool to enhance my business and how to use it as a focus group and i always would take everything that i was working on and put a little piece of it out there on social media to get a reaction to get that focus group of questions that i needed answer colors i couldn't pick sense i couldn't i would always show people a little bit of my design and have them be a part of that world with me and feel it happened organically but i realized later it made the fan or the customer feel like they're invested in that product because they helped me pick the color of the bottle they helped with my decision process along the way it's not as easy as it looks though it does look very easy on the internet whether it's you know promoting makeup or you know skims or anything that i'm doing it's a full-time job and it's extremely time consuming and it's not as easy as it may appear to some people yeah it's funny i interviewed ashley graham for vogue and i followed her around one afternoon when she was interviewing gail king and before anybody said a single word about anything to do with the interview they could not stop convincing about skims because they'd both gotten a package i think from you and they were talking about martha stewart being so excited about skims and that's kind of how i knew that the whole thing was going to be kind of huge yeah because she stopped me at a party i'll never forget it i'm obsessed with martha stewart so i was walking in new york and i hear like kim kim and i turned around and she's like i just need skims i love it and i was like anything for you like it was just such a proud moment that like martha stewart wanted skims well i just thought right away it was like gail ashley martha stewart like you you start to see a pattern of like women of age at different ages shapes and sizes that all were really obsessed right away before it even started i got the sweetest letter handwritten letter from kathy bates about skims and loving skims and that made my day and we have to get her in a campaign campaign with her how did you decide that instead of shoes or a full collection of high fashion to do um shapewear i always try to see what i'm obsessed with and what's a necessity in my life and if it's not perfect how can i try to make something that is and the one huge gap that i felt like was missing in shapewear was just color range there was probably one shade of nude a black and maybe a darker nude if that but it was usually just two tones from every company that i ever saw was just one nude that was too light for me and then a black and so i would take that and put it in the sink and put coffee bags and tea bags and let it sit there and soak and dye it to get it to be a darker shade of nude and i just thought this doesn't make sense there's so many different skin tones if i can't find mine i know my daughter when she wants it she's not going to be able to find hers and so we started a line of shapewear and that's i wanted the company to be really very specific and have really innovative shapewear i was very specific about my fabric i must have tried it on for you know a whole year making sure that we had the perfect fabric and then by the time i designed loungewear and i really wanted cute stuff that you can wear around the house because when i come home i like to be really comfortable then the pandemic hit at like our first or second drop of loungewear and we had loungewear designed for the whole next year to drop and it just happened to be the perfect time and the perfect storm of everyone just staying home and wanting to just be a lot more comfortable so it's just honestly it's my heart and soul i love it you know there's obviously been brands that i'd been a fan of before um skims came along but to me i never just felt like ever anything was the way that i would have done it and so i really started from scratch in my head about the items and the pieces that i really felt like there was a need for so i love that you know people will say like oh you made shapewear cool again and i just it is what it is like i need it i'm never one to shy away from saying things that i wear you know under my clothes or give all my girlfriends tips or walk around just in my skins and show people shapewear so i think that it made people also maybe a younger audience of people to feel comfortable wanting to wear shapewear and wanting to just feel good about themselves no matter how old or young they are so i was zooming with my shrink the other day trying to keep my sessions going during the pandemic and she said a really fascinating thing that i hadn't thought about before which was that one of the benefits of having stopped living your life for a year many people have found that they can now sort of decide or choose what to put back on their plate and i'm just sort of curious what you are choosing to put back on your plate after all of this absolutely i think that this year has been so challenging for so many people but i also think that this year was a huge cleanse and just a huge opportunity for people to really be grateful for the simple things and that is a huge i think awakening that so many people had and just who you want to spend your time with the people that you'll allow into your home because everything is so scary and everyone's afraid of everything i mean just even the amount of time that i know me and all my parent friends have spent with our children has been so beautiful that we get this time i always try to look at things for in the positive way so you know even though it's been such a challenging year i think it's been a time to regenerate get creative spend so much time with family and just this time that i've been able to spend with my children has been on you know priceless and it's been that part has been so beautiful just knowing that when we do start to fill our plates back up i hope that we don't fill them up with things that don't make us happy and i hope that you know even the work schedule i used to work non-stop and i would have done anything and everything at all hours and never taken into consideration just slowing down at all i think it's i think it was needed yeah i would love to hear a little bit about what what's coming up in your life in that regard yeah so i'm still in law school i have two years left and so i have two years under my belt and um it's you know i'm ramping it up now so i have about like six hours every day i actually i'm not doing an essay and doing this interview instead so i'm gonna have to get up really early tomorrow and write like a two hour essay i'm really hopeful in that i'm working on like a handful of cases i'm also doing a spotify podcast with me and a woman named lori rothschild she's amazing she's a producer that found kevin keith's case which i believe to be an innocence case of a man that's wrongfully convicted for a quadruple homicide and um really working he's been in for over 25 years now so really working abolishing the death penalty is like so high on my list and as i have clients that you know have gone through close situations like julius jones you know in oklahoma city that i'm really fighting for it's just it really makes you stop and just feel that you can't sit still until they write all of these wrongs i was uh and this is the last question i was on the phone with lady gaga's publicist the other day we somehow decided that there was something punk rock about you that you're not calculated and that kind of the haters you know yeah and i dare you to look away kind of presence that you have you know what i mean and i just um but it was an interesting moment of like celebrating something about you that was very specific and i wondered if you know there's something punk about you i think so i remember having this conversation with ricardo tishi because when i went to my first met ball the theme was punk and i was like what it what is this what am i gonna wear i would have done anything to go and he was just like it you're punk like that's it is what it is and i get that and as i'm i think more confident in myself i get that more and i think punk is just an attitude it just means that you live your life your way and beat to your own drum and hopefully that makes people inspire people to want to do that for themselves perfect perfect ending great oh my god so fun an absolute delight whenever you eat i love talking to you so i know i love talking to you i just sit here all day i could do the same thing i feel the same way

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