- Kim Kardashian told North West the story of her conception in 2012.
- Kardashian wore a blue Balmain dress the night she and Ye North conceived.
- Kardashian told the story as he was styled by Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing.
During the season two finale of “The Kardashians,” Kim Kardashian talked about the day she and her then-husband Ye conceived their first child North West, courtesy of a custom dress designed by Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing.
In the episode, Kardashian traveled with her eldest daughter North West to Paris for Paris Fashion Week, where Kardashian walked for Balenciaga. The pair also attended Jean Paul Gaultier Couture’s fall/winter fashion show and were styled by Rousteing for the look.
While with North, Rousteing, and her mother Kris Jenner, Kardashian shared an intimate anecdote about Rousteing and an iconic Balmain dress he designed for her.
“Northie, I’ve known Olivier since before you were a baby, and he gave Dad this blue dress that Dad wanted for me,” Kardashian told North between mouthfuls of chips and sips of Coca-Cola. “It was my birthday, the year before you were born, and I was wearing the dress, and I got pregnant and you came in my tummy the night I wore that dress.”
“So Olivier might have something to do with why you’re on this planet,” she continued.
Kardashian wore the dress in question to the Angel Ball on Oct. 22, 2012, which falls about eight months before North West’s birthday, June 15, 2013.
Rousteing previously spoke about the dress and North’s subsequent conception in a 2016 Q&A video for the Kardashian app that appears to be no longer available. However, according to Refinery29, Rousteing said in the video that the first dress he made for Kardashian was a “long, electric blue dress” that Kardashian’s then-husband Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, requested. Rousteing went on to say that the “most amazing thing” about the piece of clothing was that Kardashian had worn it the night North was conceived.
“I don’t know if I can say it, maybe it’s a secret, but I know Kanye told me,” Rousteing said in the video. “So I just wanted to share it with you.”