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14 photos of a young Kim Kardashian that prove she’s always been a style and beauty icon

Her teenage eyeshadow experimentation was particularly chic.

Love her or hate her, you’d struggle to argue that Kim Kardashian West isn’t a modern icon. From her early days as Paris Hilton’s best friend and a rising reality star, clad in hot pink mini dresses and kitten heels, to her current-day status as vintage fashion champion and designer muse, Kardashian West has always been at the forefront of the era’s trends, for better or for worse.

However, the 38-year-old arguably did some of her best style work in the ’90s, before she was the global celebrity she is today.

The reality star-turned-mogul is a well-known fan of the ‘throwback’ Instagram post and thus, there are plenty of remnants from her teen years to trawl through on the internet.

From butterfly clips to leather jackets, here are Kardashian West’s best fashion and beauty moments from her early days.

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Trialling 2019’s hair clip trend at age 15.
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“17 years old here (1997) with my friend @sarahrhoward You can hardly see here but I’m wearing green eyeshadow to match my dress and hair clips(that I made),” the reality star captioned this photo.
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Attending her sweet 16 party in a sheer overlay slip dress.
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Rocking a Canadian tuxedo in a 1991 family photo
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Embracing today’s hoop earrings trend very early.
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“7th grade. This was my go to lipstick. It’s gotta make a comeback,” Kardashian West said of this snap.
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Kardashian West captioned this shot: “8th grade – Drew Barrymore was my everything!”
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Butterfly clips and shimmer eyeshadow in 1998.
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Being a biker chick in 1993.
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“Catholic School Girl 8th Grade,” Kardashian West said of this yearbook photo.
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With her family wearing a neutral knit, white jeans and minimal makeup.
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Going grunge in a choker, ripped jeans and Ariana Grande-esque hair.
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Rocking a chic bob and a white bikini.
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With sister Kourtney Kardashian rocking some major ’90s beauty trends, like defined eyebrows, a middle part and a dark lip.

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