The Kim Kardashian-ification of Pete Davidson Is Over — See Photos

Fashion-wise anyways.
Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian attend The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating In America An Anthology of Fashion at The...
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Pete Davidson has a unique sense of style. Bucking trends and straight-off-the-catwalk garb, the former SNL frontman favors Grateful Dead tie-dye tees, comfy Stay Cool NYC sweatpants, and checkerboard cargo shorts. Earlier this year, he told GQ that his “relationship with fashion is easy. I don’t overthink things". During a styling session with Queer Eye’s Tan France on SNL in 2018 he memorably described his style as “guido trash.” 

Unsurprisingly, Pete rethought his image when he started dating Kim Kardashian back in 2021. While it wasn't the sort of life-changing makeover we've seen France, Antoni, et al put their eager subjects through on their hit show, the Kim Kardashian-ification of Pete Davidson's style was all too clear. (After all, the billionaire socialite-turned-businesswoman is one of the most (if not the most) put-together women in the ‘biz, and she’s no stranger to mixing up her own style — gone are the circa 2014 Balmain peplum skirts; today she's all about frame-fitting Balenciaga bodysuits.)

Take, for instance, his arrival at the premiere of The Kardashians back in April, where Davidson flexed a clean-cut, suited, and booted look consisting of a louche-fitting black suit, white tee, and a pair of Prada shades. By his side? The immaculate Kimmy K. Same case with the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in April 2022.

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Then, notably, his Met Gala look was his most put-together fit to date. For the fashion industry's BNO in May, where he was again flanked by Kim Kardashian, he went for a Vans-free fit comprising a tailored-to-perfection Dior double-breasted suit, polished patent loafers, boxy sunglasses, and a glitzy brooch. Again, so clean, so far from what we'd expect from the old Davidson and so Kardashian. Indeed, Kardashian was caught on film telling Davidson to remove a trucker cap in behind-the-scenes clips ahead of the gargantuan event.

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala in May 2022.

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Now though, in the wake of the end of their 12-month-long romance, Davidson has reverted back to his old ways. Case in point: the premiere of Meet Cute at the Midnight Theatre & Hidden Leaf in New York City on September 20.

Davidson rocked up to the event in a less than formal, comfort-first fit: a baggy cream hoodie, evergreen tapered sweatpants, and a pair of Bulgarian designer Kiko Kostadinov's hypey Asics sneaks. Would it get the Kardashian seal of approval? Unlikely. 

After all, as Davidson told GQ: “My motto is just to wear whatever makes you feel good. It’s that simple. If you think want to wear it and you feel good in it, then wear it.”

Pete Davidson at the Meet Cute NYC premiere in September 2022.

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This post originally appeared in British GQ. It has been lightly edited.