Lifestyle Style All the Behind-the-Scenes Photos Kim Kardashian Has Shared from Her Fashion Fittings When she's not using fit models to try on her looks, the 40-year-old mogul turns to social media to give fans a glimpse inside her fitting sessions By Kaitlyn Frey Kaitlyn Frey Instagram Twitter Assistant Style & Beauty Editor, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Updated on May 18, 2021 02:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 43 If the Shoe Fits Kim Kardashian/Instagram Kim contemplated two strappy pairs of heels - Bottega Veneta on her left foot and Manolo Blahnik on the right - to wear with her patent leather Miu Miu mini and Fendi handbag. "Which shoe???" she asked her fans on Instagram. Only time will tell which one Kim chooses. 02 of 43 MIAMI MEMORIES Kim Kardashian/Instagram The star took a walk down memory lane and shared a series of throwback fitting photos from the prime Kourtney and Kim Take Miami days. "Found these pics from my 2012 Miami fittings! Who remembers some of these looks?" she wrote on Instagram. 03 of 43 SIMPLE AND CHIC Kim Kardashian/Instagram In the early-2010s, when this Miami fitting photo was snapped, Kim leaned toward classic silhouettes and colors, like with this Lanvin turtleneck top and Jitoris pant. 04 of 43 THE CROP TOP ERA Kim Kardashian/Instagram Kim started showing off her midsection more often when she lived in Miami and modeled one look in this flashback pic. 05 of 43 TAILORED TO PERFECTION Kim Kardashian/Instagram As seen in other photos shared on her Instagram Story, Kim's then-boyfriend (and now-husband Kanye West) came to the fittings to guide her in her fashion choices. 06 of 43 ALL IN THE ARCHIVE Kim Kardashian/Instagram Even though Kanye famously cleaned out Kim's closet in 2012, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star told fans she has still held on to "every outfit" from her Miami era. 07 of 43 SPRING CLEANING Kim Kardashian West/Instagram As she went through her wardrobe and decided which items to purge, Kim took some time to model her SKIMS collection. "Cleaning out my closet and doing @skims fittings today," the shapewear mogul said on Instagram. 08 of 43 FITTING FLASHBACK Kim Kardashian West/Instagram Wearing a striped zebra print slip dress, Kim's "old fitting pic" is from a time when she still kept plastic water bottles in her home. 09 of 43 WINTER WHITE Kim Kardashian West/Instagram Kim switched up her usual fitting photo backdrop by posing in front of her expansive (and colorful!) shoe and bag collection as she tried on her pearl white gown. 10 of 43 KANYE'S MUSE Kim Kardashian/ Instagram "Tried to bring the Kanye West Bone Bead classics back but need the right fit," the star said as she modeled her husband's designs. 11 of 43 MET PREP Kim Kardashian/ Instagram Before Kim's iconic Mugler Met Gala moment, the star snapped a selfie as she tried on the traditional corset that cinched her waist beyond belief (and even left her with some painful indentations). 12 of 43 PANTSUITS AND PUMPS Kim Kardashian/ Instagram For her visits to the White House to advocate for criminal justice reform, Kim's go-to uniform typically consisted of a perfectly tailored suit, chic pumps and an Hermés handbag. 13 of 43 MUGLER MOMENT Kim Kardashian/ Instagram Kim's love affair with Manfred Thierry Mugler's vintage designs truly blossomed in 2019, and she prepped for multiple fashion moments with the label in early February. 14 of 43 THE DARING DRESS Kim Kardashian/ Instagram Kim shared a behind-the-scenes pic at a fitting for one of her most talked-about looks of the year - the eye-popping cut-out Mugler gown worn to the Hollywood Beauty Awards in February. 15 of 43 STYLING SESSION Kim Kardashian/ Instagram Kim also tried on a different slinky silver Mugler dress that same day, but she ultimately decided not to wear it on a red carpet (yet). 16 of 43 ALL ABOUT THE ACCESSORIES Kim Kardashian/ Instagram Kim looked totally glam in her plunging black Versace gown at the amFAR Gala, but she did wish she swapped out the clear stilettos she wore for a different pair. "I wish I wore this Prada shoe," Kim wrote on Instagram. "I also look gross in this fitting pic lol." 17 of 43 REFERENCING THE RUNWAY Kim Kardashian/ Instagram During the star's designer fittings, Kim kept a file on the floor featuring photos of the original runway looks. 18 of 43 CATSUIT CHIC Kim Kardashian/ Instagram Kim struck a pose in a gold-flaked semi-sheer catsuit and baby blue cape - and made sure to blur out her nipples for modesty. 19 of 43 SISTER, SISTER Kim Kardashian West/Instagram What is a sister for if not to raid her closet? The 39-year-old posted an "old fitting pic" to her Instagram, only to reveal the body-hugging ribbed white maxi dress is actually Kylie Jenner's! "I borrowed this dress from Kylie, sorry Ky. I will return it soon lol," Kim jokingly captioned the photo. 20 of 43 NEVER BEFORE SEEN Kim Kardashian/Twitter The star revealed a slinky sequin gown she hasn't been able to ever wear on the red carpet. "How good would this @Versace dress have been if it fit 😭," Kim said. 21 of 43 CUSTOM CREATION Kim Kardashian West/Instagram The star modeled a high-shine chrome chainmail mini dress custom made by Versace inside her closet. The design looked super-similar to the liquid gold Versace gown she wore to the 2018 Met Gala, which also featured an embroidered cross on the hip. 22 of 43 FINAL TOUCHES Kim Kardashian West/Instagram Before heading out the door to the E! People's Choice Awards, Kim posed inside her fitting closet wearing her showstopping custom Versace snakeskin gown. 23 of 43 GOLDEN GODDESS Kim Kardashian/Instagram The star modeled a never-before-seen embellished, champagne mini dress by Versace inside her massive fitting closet. 24 of 43 THROWBACK KIM Ron Hartleben/Instagram The star almost channeled her fashion aesthetic "circa 2010" for her CR Fashion Book shoot with her sisters and mom, but senior fashion editor Ron Hartleben said they ended up going with a different option. "KKW BTS. [This] didn't make the cut," he wrote on Instagram. 25 of 43 SHARED BY JIMMY FALLON Kim Kardashian/Instagram The late night host dug through Kim's deleted photos folder while they played "Show Me Your Phone" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and resurfaced a pic of Kim in a recent fitting for the talk show appearance. "See it's the same outfit!" Kim said to Jimmy. "This is me like, 'I hate fittings. I think we got it.'" 26 of 43 A SPECIAL GUEST Kim Kardashian/Instagram The star's 6-year-old daughter North West made an appearance in the trendsetter's latest outfit fitting - but North didn't look too happy about it! "I guess she wasn't feeling this fitting!" Kim captioned the photo featuring North frowning as she hid among racks of clothes. 27 of 43 THROWBACK THURSDAY Kim Kardashian/Instagram The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shared a flashback pic from a fitting as she tried on a plunging satin blouse and fawn mini skirt. "Throwback Thursday to this fitting," Kim wrote on Instagram. 28 of 43 SUPERSTAR STYLIST Kim Kardashian/Instagram Budding fashion star North West jumped in to help style her mom as Kim got ready for her anniversary date with husband Kanye during a fitting with one-half of Dolce & Gabbana's Domenico Dolce. "Thank you Domenico! I hope North was a good assistant," the mother of four, 38, captioned a series of pictures. 29 of 43 THINK PINK Kim Kardashian /Instagram The star previewed a Barbie pink look, which featured a curve-hugging catsuit and waist-high boots, that we've yet to see her show off in public. 30 of 43 PARTY GIRL Kim Kardashian/Instagram Before heading out to Kourtney's epic 40th birthday bash, Kim snapped a pic in her closet of her vintage Versace look, which first debuted on the runway in 1997. 31 of 43 STUNNING IN SEQUINS Kim Kardashian/Instagram The reality star has no shortage of behind-the-scenes fashion photos. "I have fitting pics for days 🎀," Kim captioned a shot while wearing the sparkling vintage Versace mini she donned at the label's N.Y.C. fashion show in December 2018. 32 of 43 BEFORE THE GALA Kim Kardashian West/Instagram Surrounded among her hundreds of designer handbags and shoes, Kim posed in her etheral Rick Owens gown while getting fitted before debuting the look at the Tiffany Blue Book party in October 2018. 33 of 43 IT TAKES A VILLAGE Mario Dedivanovic/Instagram It took a massive team of pros to get Kim into a statuesque-like vintage Thierry Mugler gown from the label's "Les méduses" collection from Fall/Winner 1999/2000. 34 of 43 FAST FASHION Kim Kardashian West/Instagram After Kim posted this pic of a metallic gold gown Kanye made for her, which she ultimately chose not to wear (yet!), the star begged fast fashion brands not to knock it off. "P.S. fast fashion brands, can you please wait until I wear this in real life before you knock it off? ," she jokingly wrote on Instagram. But sadly for Kim, some brands just don't want to wait. "The devil works hard but Missguided works harder 👀 @kimkardashian you've only got a few days before this drops online," online fashion retailer Missguided replied only two hours after Kim shared her photo. 35 of 43 STUNNING IN SPARKLES Kim Kardashian/Instagram If there's one designer Kim almost just as much time decked out in other than her husband's Yeezy creations, it's Versace (which she's trying on in this throwback fitting pic). 36 of 43 SENT FROM HEAVEN Kim Kardashian West/Instagram Three months after the Kardashian-Jenner sisters broke the internet with their spot-on Victoria's Secret Angels Halloween costume, Kim revealed what her outfit might have looked like had she gone with what she wore in the fitting. 37 of 43 CLOSET COUTURE Kim posed among a lineup of expensive-looking clothes inside her closet wearing what looks to be head-to-toe Yeezy during her "morning fitting." 38 of 43 SHEER QUEEN Kim Kardashian/Instagram No one loves a sheer, nearly-naked dress more than Kim, who flaunted her curves in this see-through design as she was getting fitted. 39 of 43 DECISIONS, DECISIONS After scrolling through her phone, Kim came across this fitting photo, which she admits she actually liked more than the final look. "Funny when I look through my phone and find old fitting pics, sometimes the fittings look better then the actual final look 😱 lol," she wrote. 40 of 43 A LONG DAY'S WORK Kim Kardashian/Instagram Kim famously uses body doubles for fittings so she doesn't have to try the clothes on herself, but on this occasion the star (in an Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh dress) had to be the fit model herself. 41 of 43 STOP FOR A SELFIE Kim Kardashian/Instagram Just four days after swearing off selfies, Kim broke her own rule as the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star posted a revealing snap inside her closet during a apparent fitting. 42 of 43 FASHION FLASHBACK Kim Kardashian/Instagram More than two years after stunning in this ethereal Vivienne Westwood creation at an international Vogue Festival, the star shared this photo from her London fitting with the designer. 43 of 43 REMEMBERING A LEGEND Kim Kardashian/Instagram A year before iconic fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa's passing, Kim visited his Paris atelier for a personal couture fitting. The reality star paid tribute to the late designer by sharing a photo from that day on Instagram writing, "Simply the best! No one like you! It was an honor to know you. You will be missed so greatly! Rest In Peace Mr. Alaïa"