Kim Kardashian calls Naomi Campbell her "ultimate fashion and glam muse"

By Kaitlyn Frey
April 13, 2019 09:00 AM

There’s no bad blood between Kim Kardashian West and Naomi Campbell.

While some internet trolls accused Kardashian West, 38, of “copying” many of Campbell’s ’90s looks, the reality star set the record straight in this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

“It’s funny because people were writing about it like it was some scandalous thing,” Kardashian West told us. “I’ve always been so open that she is the ultimate fashion and glam muse. She got the best runway looks.”

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Since she’s been “super inspired by the glamour of the ’90s,” Kardashian West has plucked looks once worn by Campbell on the catwalk to wear herself.

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“I’m super blessed to have a relationship with the designers where they’ve been able to let me borrow some of those exact looks,” the star said.

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Although the internet assumed Campbell was trolling Kardashian West when she shared a photo of herself modeling the Versace dress (also worn by the KKW Beauty mogul wore to Chance the Rapper’s wedding) on the runway on her Instagram Story, that actually wasn’t the case.

  • For more on Kim’s style influence, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE on newsstands everywhere Friday, April 12. 
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“Her and I have talked about it and laughed that it has become such a big deal, because I’ve always been so upfront with her privately about how she is my forever fashion and glam muse,” Kardashian West said. “She is literally one of the most beautiful, iconic people that inspires me fashion- and beauty-wise.”