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Givenchy Designer Riccardo Tisci Calls Kim Kardashian the Modern-Day Marilyn Monroe

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In Riccardo Tisci's opinion, Kim Kardashian isn't just a star, she's an icon.

In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the Givenchy designer compared North West's mom to the legendary Marilyn Monroe. "I met her as the girlfriend of a good friend," shared Tisci, referring to his close pal Kanye West. "I just wanted a moment with her to understand—and I fell in love. She's the Monroe of our age. People think she's like a doll, but actually she's tough and clever."

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The designer continues: "It's not so much the beauty of people, but the talent, the roots and the intelligence that concern me. I love people who are not scared to fight for their own rights and have their own point of view. The world is big: the music world is big, the art world is big and the fashion world is big, but I think you can recognize a tribe in the similarity of people."

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 Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, MET Gala TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

This isn't the first time Tisci has publically praised the E! reality star. After designing Kim's floral gown at last year's Met Gala he gushed: "She looked amazing. She was the most beautiful pregnant woman I dress in my career."

It should be noted, that Tisci's kind words really come in a close second to Kim's own fiancé who previously declare her to be "the most beautiful woman of all time!"

There's no topping Yeezus.

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